Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank

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“The allegiance of a health provider is really irrelevant if they’re providing health care,” our Leonard Rubenstein comments, “A doctor or a nurse is ethically supposed to provide care for everyone.”

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The new health care venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced June 20 that Harvard professor and well-known author Atul Gawande would be the company’s CEO. The idea for the new company is to innovate by cutting costs from the health care system, starting with the more than 1 million employees of the three companies behind the venture

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Vaguely worded laws worldwide have increasingly put doctors at risk of legal reprisal for doing their jobs, with comments from our Len Rubenstein

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Is it ethical to break cost-controlling rules for a patient’s benefit?

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New report on how counter-terrorism law is being used to deprive people of health care and to punish health workers who provide it, both contrary to international law and long-held norms. Report authors include our Len Rubenstein

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The Food and Drug Administration defines a drug shortage as a “period of time when the demand or projected demand for a medically necessary drug in the U.S. exceeds its supply.” All too often, a shortage means that doctors cannot give the right drugs to patients when needed

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Texas Fold ‘Em

June 8, 2018

In an unexpected move, the Justice Department filed a brief this evening urging a Texas court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act’s crucial insurance reforms—including the prohibition on refusing to cover people with preexisting conditions

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