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From Pharmacist to Manager, With Many Hurdles Along the Way
Dealing with that most volatile chemical mix, human beings, means being challenged every day
Satisfying the P&T Committee's Need for More Evidence
Health plans seek drug review summaries from other plans, vendors, and online sources
The Logjam Went Data Way
In Pittsburgh, new interconnectivity between hospitals and payers reduces expenses and fosters increased coordination of care
A Conversation with Arthur Caplan, PhD: Tough Bioethical Questions Are a Slow Train Coming
Health care rationing and end-of-life issues may not count in the 2008 election, says this bioethicist. But just you wait.
So You Want To Be a Manager?
Doctors and pharmacists who take management positions can find satisfaction, but some return to practice, unhappy with compromises they must make or unable to fit into a corporate culture
Tightly Organized Doctors Seen as Best Bet for Quality
Not-for-profit insurers contracting with physician groups provide better results, says one study. What can for-profit plans learn?
U.S. Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates: Shamefully (and Unnecessarily) Bad and Getting Worse
A Mismatch Made in America
‘What if we become the change we want to see’?
High Administrative Costs and Low Enrollment Led To the Demise of Startup Insurer Crystal Run
AI for all that ails American health care. But how smart is that?
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Senate grills drugmaker CEOs, the most sweeping Medicare-for-all plan yet, & a Washington State effort to identify low-value health care services
More Americans riled about drug prices, bispecific antibodies have arrived, CMS rule requires more interoperability
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An Endorsement of Incrementalism
So Many Forces Converge to Undermine Wellness Efforts
Gail Dudley, DO
Patients refuse to take responsibility, and every other player in the health care system is reluctant to take charge
Legislation & Regulation
Bush Uses Bully Pulpit To Promote Transparency
Executive order puts new urgency behind an old idea. The federal government is jumping in with both feet and everyone else is expected to follow.
Medco, Consumers Union Face the Music and Dance
The unlikely partnership between the two could portend the beginnings of an industry trend
Physician salaries outpace production in 2006
Evidence-Based Medicine Gets Push from Businesses
Streamlining the American health care system frees up resources to extend coverage to more people
Intraocular Lens Implants Can't Help But Catch the Eye
Thomas Morrow, MD
Back in the '40s, patients recovering from cataract surgery were fitted with monofocal lens implants and forced to wear Coke-bottle glasses
Managed Care Outlook
Health plans, employers seek common goals
News and Commentary
Consumer-Directed Push Not Going Far
Patient Financial Burden: Considerations for Oncology Care and Access
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