IN THIS ISSUE

Frank Diamond
Knowledge that oral health may affect overall health is prompting some plans to act
Lisa A. Higgins
Substance abuse is an underlying cause or exacerbation of many health problems, but physicians are reluctant to confront patients
Legislation & Regulation
John Carroll
Critics say insurers fail to make a distinction between those who commit fraud and those who simply make mistakes
Medication Management
Martin Sipkoff
Overusing erythropoiesis-stimulating agents to collect rebates can be really bad for the patient. Ripping off taxpayers and private payers is another concern.
Tomorrow's Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
Questions about study design and analysis prompted the agency to postpone action on Provenge, a treatment for advanced prostate cancer
Employer Update
Lola Butcher
In board rooms across the country, decisions are being made to battle, rather than run from, rising costs of care
News and Commentary
News and Commentary