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Collaborative Payor Pharmaceutical Cost Reduction

This paper is a description of a broker which would enable collaborative purchase of intellectual property protections for pharmaceutical products.  The idea is, generally, that payors can pay the drug creator, up front, what they would pay anyway and get immediate access to the treatment for their entire member base at what would be the generic price of the drug (thereby avoiding step therapy and other rationing tactics). 611 more words

Intellectual Property

Regulation and Research: The Case Study of the Artificial Heart

The Artificial Heart archive contains a variety newspaper articles, photographs, and videos all surrounding the development and first transplantation of the artificial heart. The archive presents these two sides of the artificial heart’s initial development by following both Dr. 398 more words

Praluent and Repatha: Controlling cholesterol, but at what price?

  • Praluent (alirocumab) and Repatha (evolocumab) are newly approved cholesterol-lowering drugs for reducing the risk of certain heart diseases.1,2
  • On average, either of these drugs can cost around $14,000 USD per person per year.3…
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Internal Medicine

my list of bumps

my list of bumps

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please understand the new kidney is a marvellous joyful thrilling unbelievable gift. 296 more words


Explaining the EpiPen (hint - the company can jack its prices up because of government intervention, not because of the lack of it)

This author does as admirable of a job as any I have seen, so I am sharing it. http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/08/29/reverse-voxsplaining-drugs-vs-chairs/

The only point he leaves out that I would like to make is the laughable hypocrisy of government officials, including one candidate for President, claiming we need more government intervention and price controls. 496 more words

Public Policy

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Deaths due to opioids are reaching epidemic proportions.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of deaths attributable to overdose on prescription drugs increased from approximately 9,000 in 2001 to nearly 26,000 in 2014.  318 more words

Healthcare Policy