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Ferguson and the Politics of Healthcare

On August 9th, when campaigns across the country were beginning to ramp up for the 60-day sprint to the November elections Michael Brown was fatally shot during an altercation with a Ferguson, Missouri policeman, … 528 more words

Editorials & Opinions

Current prospective and potential future evolution of HTA cooperation at the EU level

I recently attended the conference HTA 2.0 Europe – Teaming Up for Value organised by EUnetHTA in Rome. The HTA network, which is mainly composed by members of the national authorities and bodies responsible for HTA in Europe, is responsible for the strategic governance and the long-term planning of HTA cooperation in the EU. 855 more words

Healthcare Policy

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

If you haven’t heard or read about the recent uncovering of remarks made by Jonathan Gruber in relation to the crafting and passage of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., ObamaCare: pub patrons will note I rarely use that term even though I have largely supported it), then it is most likely because you are stupid. 439 more words

Editorials & Opinions

A Five-year Plan for the NHS

Several weeks ago, Simon Stevens who is head of the English National Health Service (NHS), published Five Year Forward View. The report details his plan for the NHS, and it’s well worth a read because it is remarkably relevant to the Canadian context. 403 more words

Canadian Healthcare

AMNOG and Sovaldi – no change, for now at least

AMNOG – and the system of early benefit assessment of new innovative drugs which it introduced – remains the most widely-discussed aspect of Germany’s pharmaceutical regulatory landscape. 1,058 more words

Healthcare Policy