Gun violence is a major health concern in the United States. It is a leading cause of death for people of all ages, and it disproportionately affects young people, people of color, and people living in poverty. Gun violence also has a significant impact on the mental and physical health of survivors and witnesses.
“Unveiling the Hidden Harm: How Insurance Prior Authorization Impacts Patients, According to Doctors”
United Healthcare’s decision to request prior authorization for a colonoscopy could delay detection of GI health issues. From a doctor’s perspective, insurance prior authorization can have several negative effects on patients. Here are some ways it can harm patients:
Exploring the Implications of High-Cost Alzheimer’s Drugs: Access, Affordability, and Healthcare Budget Impact
The high price of new Alzheimer’s drugs will affect various stakeholders, including patients, healthcare systems, insurers, and the pharma industry. It will add billions to Medicare spending in a healthcare system trying to reduce costs. Here are some way it will impact our healthcare.
Lowering the price of prescription drugs is a complex issue. Still, there are several strategies that Medicare can consider to address this challenge, especially with a new Alzheimer’s drug that could cost taxpayers $5 billion. Here are some ways to lower Medicare costs.
Opinions among physicians regarding pharmaceutical salespeople can vary significantly by specialty. There is no doubt that physicians want more data from pharma companies and that some doctors need more time to meet with salespeople. Here are a few perspectives commonly expressed:
Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) play a crucial role in the healthcare industry by managing prescription drug benefits for health insurance plans, employers, and other organizations. While PBMs are very profitable. Congress is taking a hard look at PBMs and their role in rising prescription drug costs
A “cancer moonshot” refers to an ambitious effort to accelerate progress in cancer research and treatment, drawing inspiration from the determination and focus that drove the United States moon landing in 1969. While eradicating cancer may be a monumental task, significant advancements have been made in understanding and treating various types of cancer.
Lowering the cost of prescription drugs is a complex issue with various potential approaches, but it can be done. We must remember, however, that it starts with individual responsibility to take care of one’s health. Here are some strategies that can be considered: