The only people helped by the proven-to-be-ineffective drug are its manufacturers.
Framing our problem in terms of "costs" is a misrepresentation of the real challenge -- how to slow the increase in spending.
Styles of practicing medicine vary from hospital to hospital, and they get transmitted to young residents through a "hidden curriculum."
The success of a hospital system in Washington state should be a strong signal that patient decision aids are powerful quality-improving, cost-cutting tools.
Republicans have held more than thirty votes trying to repeal Obamacare. They should take up some of these causes instead.
We can't trust drug companies to disclose product safety hazards when they stand to gain so much from fudging the facts
Has the U.S. wasted $1.5 billion on an ineffective drug?
Whether this season’s swine flu turns out to be deadly or mild, most experts agree that it’s only a matter of time before we’re hit by a truly devastating flu pandemic—one that might kill more people worldwide than have died of the plague and aids combined. In the U.S., the main lines of defense are pharmaceutical—vaccines and antiviral drugs to limit the spread of flu and prevent people from dying from it. Yet now some flu experts are challenging the medical orthodoxy and arguing that for those most in need of protection, flu shots and antiviral drugs may provide little to none. So where does that leave us if a bad pandemic strikes?
The health-care crisis no candidate is addressing? Too many doctors
Sounds crazy, but one way to arrest the spiraling cost of health care would be to figure out what treatments actually work