IN THIS ISSUE

Timothy Kelley
Medical directors have been around for a long time. Today, to reflect expanding duties, there’s a bewildering array of other titles too.
Career Path
Joseph Burns
For these two medical directors, the next logical career step was CEO.
Howard Wolinsky
The medical director of the National Park Service and Grand Teton National Park lives on the edge in places like the mountains of Wyoming and the battlefields in Iraq.
Joseph Burns
The aerospace giant has direct contracts with health care systems in four markets. Should insurers worry that other large employers will cut them out and start dealing directly with integrated delivery systems?
Timothy Kelley
Some experts say that investors funding innovative startup companies can disrupt American health care, making it smarter and more efficient. Others warn that incentives must change if VC money is to make a real difference.
Legislation & Regulation
Richard Mark Kirkner

JoAnn Volk,
Georgetown University

A bipartisan solution seems unlikely, and Minnesota’s and Oklahoma’s experiences may make states flinch at setting up their own programs.
Medication Management
Thomas Reinke

Robert Rifkin, MD,
US Oncology

Seven biosimilars have crossed the FDA-approval finish line. An abbreviated approval pathway has helped, but some believe the FDA should place more emphasis on relevant phase 3 trials.
Viewpoint
Zachary Hafner
Tomorrow’s Medicine
Thomas Morrow, MD
A partnership that includes two not-for-profit organizations beats out a company formerly led by “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli for the FDA’s OK of benznidazole.