(STAT) According to a STAT analysis of financial filings, the CEOs of more than 300 publicly traded healthcare companies combined to make $4 billion in 2022. That amount of money could buy Costco memberships for more than 66 million people, and it’s equivalent to the entire economic output of Sierra Leone.
New drugs used for weight loss may also reduce the risks of heart attacks. A pharma company wants Medicare to cover the drugs, but a federal ban prevents Medicare from covering weight loss drugs. Should they be covered?