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Hospital-Administered Cancer Therapy Prices for Patients With Private Health Insurance
In a study of parenteral cancer drug pricing at 61 NCI-designated cancer centers, median price markups on 25 commonly used drugs ranged from approximately 120% to 630% over acquisition cost. The paper’s authors recommend public policy prohibiting excessive markup on parenteral chemotherapies as a means to reduce unnecessary financial burden on patients.
Oncology, Medical April 26th 2022
The Illusion of Evidence-Based Medicine
A strongly worded opinion piece in The British Medical Journal argues that evidence-based medicine has been corrupted. Specifically, the editorial piece argues that the pharmaceutical industry’s responsibility to its shareholders means that priority must be given to their hierarchical power structures, product loyalty, and public relations propaganda over scientific integrity.
All Specialties March 29th 2022
Sleep Academy Warns Lawmakers About Health Risks of Permanent Daylight-Saving Time
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is taking issue with the US Senate’s recently passed legislation that will make daylight saving time (DST) permanent starting in 2023. AASM cautions that this permanent change would lead to health risks that include adverse cardiovascular events, mood disorders, and motor vehicle crashes. The group advocates for establishing permanent standard time instead.
Cardiology March 22nd 2022
Keep Insulting Doctors, and Good Luck Finding a Physician in 10 Years
MedPage Today has published a rebuttal to an article published in The Washington Post newspaper where a pair of economists criticize physicians and the expense of medical care in the US. The rebuttal takes issue with the assertion that doctors are “muggers” and co-conspirators in “taking money away from the rest of us,” as well as the ways in which healthcare costs are quantified in The Washington Post article. The author of the rebuttal stresses that there is a lack of respect towards physicians today that is driving many people from medicine.
All Specialties January 25th 2022
Five Fascinating TED Talks by Physicians
Is there a link between climate change and poverty? Does hate affect the risk for chronic health conditions? Is telehealth the model for medicine’s future? Or will something much more ancient be reestablished? How will the Millennial worldview affect how medicine is practiced? This archive of top physician TED talks is worth your while.
All Specialties January 19th 2022