Health Reform
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How to Curb the Cost of Cancer Care

gooznews - October 15, 2012

Top health care experts meeting at the Institute of Medicine last week delivered a stern message to the nation’s 15,000 oncologists and their patients: Either learn to…

Business
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The $78 Pill

gooznews - October 10, 2012

Gilead Sciences has set the wholesale price for its new once-a-day HIV/AIDS pill: It’s $28,500 a year. That works out to $78 per pill.Earlier this year, the…

Public Health
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The Cost of Living in Fat City

gooznews - September 21, 2012

Obesity rates have doubled over the past two decades and will almost double again over the next two decades unless the public comes to grips with its…

Policy & Law
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Why Aren’t Health Care Prices Ever on The Table?

gooznews - September 18, 2012

Journalist-turned investment banker-turned auto bailout czar Steven Rattner provocatively calls for “not quite” death panels in an op-ed in today’s New York Times. Noting a quarter of…

Policy & Law
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Health Care’s — and Romney’s — Kodak Moment

gooznews - September 3, 2012

Every reputable budget analyst recognizes that dealing with the long-term budget deficit depends on holding government health care costs in check. One line in Republican presidential candidate…

News
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Gotta Love This Picture

gooznews - August 31, 2012

Health Reform
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The Real Debate: Who Should Pay If Providers Fail to Curb Medicare Costs — Seniors or the Government?

gooznews - August 16, 2012

Medicare has moved to the center of this year’s presidential campaign for a single overriding reason: shrinking the nation’s long-term government deficit demands dealing with health care…

More Bad News on Tobacco
News
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News
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More Bad News on Tobacco

gooznews - July 14, 2012

The number of states hiking cigarette taxes to raise revenue while curbing smoking has slowed to a crawl.Just one state, Illinois, has enacted a tobacco tax increase…

Business
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Drug Cos. Using REMS to Delay Generic Competition

gooznews - June 18, 2012

Five years ago in the wake of the Vioxx scandal, Congress passed tough new distribution rules for companies whose prescription drugs pose a serious risk to patients…

Medical Education
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The Cookie-Cutter Medicine Fallacy

gooznews - June 8, 2012

By Michael Halpern(The following is reprinted from the Health Affairs blog) By Michael Halpern(The following is reprinted from the Health Affairs blog)About a year ago, some medical…