Health care costs and the ACO delusion

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Accountable care organizations (ACO’s) promise to save us. Dreamed up by Dartmouth’s Eliot Fisher in 2006, and signed into law... Read more

You don’t need to dominate your dog

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Do dogs really want their human to be the leader of the pack? Carlo Siracusa, a veterinarian and animal behavior expert at Penn Vet, thinks... Read more

What the first Clinton presidency suggests Hillary will do for affordable health care

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It remains an axiom in fields as diverse as marketing research and political analysis that past behavior is a more reliable indicator of what... Read more

Get rid of old drugs on Saturday

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New ways to fight the overdose epidemic are coming out every day, many of them controversial. Here’s one that’s not: Bring old... Read more

Post-primary analysis: Why Hillary won't fight for affordable health care

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In very succinct terms, here's the issue. Health care now consumes 16.5% of GDP. The rising costs of Medicare represent the single biggest... Read more

Doctors prescribe action to bring down drug prices

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Whenever he has traveled around the country in recent months to visit with his organization’s 143,000 members, Robert Doherty, an official... Read more

Did an overdose kill Prince? Connecting a few dots

So, what's a "save shot"? We hadn't seen the phrase until we read it in a TMZ item speculating on what might have killed music icon Prince... Read more

What Hillary's election will mean for drug prices, health care

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If past is prologue and American voters make a hold-your-nose, less-worse choice that puts Hillary Clinton in the White House, then it would... Read more