Who Gets Health in Old Age?

September 20, 2017

Rich, White People. Access to insurance isn’t erasing race- and class-based health disparities

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They want insurers to re-examine coverage policies that, as ProPublica and The New York Times reported Sunday, may be driving patients toward addictive painkillers

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An obscure Obamacare provision forces rural hospitals to pay full price for drugs that many bigger hospitals buy at deeply discounted rates

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Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too

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Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work

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Although vaccines typically take years to produce, test, and license, US health officials had voiced confidence that Zika would not be a difficult target, and some predicted that a vaccine could be made and fully tested, ready for FDA assessment, within two to three years. Others predicted a licensed Zika vaccine could be available sometime in 2020

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The first gene therapy treatment in the United States was approved recently by the Food and Drug Administration, heralding a new era in medicine that is coming faster than most realize — and that perhaps few can afford

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Over Humira’s lifetime, AbbVie has secured more than 100 patents to prevent anyone from attempting to copy the biologic, with $16 billion in annual sales

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