Fast Company found that women visit physicians more frequently and ask more questions after exams, especially expectant mothers. In addition, roughly[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””] 80 percent of healthcare decisions in households are made by women[/inlinetweet], and women are more likely to take care of family members when they get sick.

According to the Atlantic “opioid abuse is rampant in states like Ohio, where paramedics are increasingly spending time responding to overdoses and where coroners’ offices are running out of room to store bodies. In 2012, there were 793 million doses of opioids prescribed in the state, enough to supply every man, woman, and child, with 68 pills each”.  But is pharma really to blame?

One of the best experiences of my career was working at Eli Lilly.  They gave me the tools to succeed in an environment that promoted thinking outside of the box.  Today, the Lilly that I knew and loved is a shell of its former self driven down by a combination of loosing really good people and patent expirations.