Slowly but surely, we are seeing the practical effects of the Trump administration’s efforts to sow uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act’s future. They look like the very early stages of collapse

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Blood from the Sky

June 8, 2017

Zipline’s ambitious medical drone delivery in Africa. In Rwanda, an early commercial test of unmanned aerial vehicles cuts a medical facility’s time to procure blood from four hours to 15 minutes

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Not Just for the Poor

June 8, 2017

The crucial role of Medicaid in America’s health care system. Despite many assertions to the contrary, Senate leaders are now saying they want to vote on the replacement bill for Obamacare before the month is out

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Value Judgments

June 6, 2017

Three Johns Hopkins experts, including our Matt DeCamp, square off on the ethics of teaching—and promoting—high-value care.

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After a lifetime of smoking, Juanita Milton needs help breathing. She’s tethered to an oxygen tank 24/7 and uses two drug inhalers a day, including Spiriva, which she called “the really expensive one.” “If I can’t afford it, I won’t take it,” Milton said

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Johns Hopkins study finds ‘Price gouging’ especially prevalent among for-profit hospitals that treat minorities, uninsured patients

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Now, drug industry players are feuding over the windfall. Amid public concern over spiking drug prices, a powerful middleman is suing a tiny drugmaker over unpaid rebates and fees. The maker calls the suit baseless; analysts say the suit offers a window into an opaque world

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Last year, the government gave Sanofi, which is one of the world’s largest vaccine makers, a $43 million grant. Another $130 million may follow as research continues. The Army also disclosed plans to award Sanofi an exclusive license to a pair of patents that are crucial to the vaccine

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