Months into the weight-loss-drug bonanza, various medical, cultural, and political challenges have materialized. Doctors are reporting rampant use of these new weight-loss drugs among the rich. To make matters worse, as use expands, more people report unwanted side effects.
The pharma industry and its Republican allies in Congress are openly signaling their plans obstruct at every turn as the Biden administration looks to begin implementing a recently passed law allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices for the first time in its history. They’re using an argument debunked many times before money buys politicians.
Healthcare in the US is broken because it’s too profitable. Corporate America understands that there is money to be made in healthcare, and they are squeezing the system to increase profits everywhere, from insurance to hospitals.
When the pandemic was in full swing, telehealth was being promoted everywhere, but now that the pandemic has declined, more patients are giving up on telehealth. Telehealth utilization fell nationally for the third straight month, according to FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker.
From sharing personal health information to the Medicare advantage scam, plenty of stories prove that there is too much money in healthcare that’s being misused. With our healthcare costs rising yearly, we can’t afford this waste of money.
I could argue that healthcare marketing has changed substantially because of health misinformation during the pandemic. DTC marketing has also changed. I see, via social media, more people challenging DTC ads on everything from insurance coverage to side effects. DTC marketers need to change how they market, but I’m sure it will happen.
The number of young people developing Type 2 diabetes has soared over the past 30 years, driven mainly by rising obesity rates, a new study shows. The mortality rate due to the global disease increased from 0.74 percent per 100,000 to 0.77 per 100,000 in 2019, when new diabetes drugs became a “vanity drug” for rapid weight loss, and Americans still aren’t exercising.
American healthcare is too profitable. It’s advantageous because Americans don’t take care of themselves and because there are too many companies between patients and doctors.