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States Need to Wake up to Public Health Risks From Cannabis
Legalizing cannabis brings states notable benefits, like a boost in tax revenues. But they’ve pushed public health considerations to the sidelines.
Remanding Texas v. U.S. to the Lower Court Prolongs Harms to Consumers and the Health Care Industry
How will remanding Texas v. U.S. case to the lower court will affect the health care market? Drug manufacturers face tremendous scientific uncertainty while ACA funding has clearly become a major component in state spending.
Provider Charges Relative to Medicare Rates, 2012-2017
Researchers examined data on charges for providers treating Medicare patients and compared them to Medicare’s set payment rate across specialties. They found specialties possessing the ability to surprise bill out-of-network patients higher charges relative to Medicare rates than other specialties.
To Really Cut Health Spending, Put Pharmacists on the Front Line
Sixteen percent of all U.S. healthcare expenditures can be attributed to patients failing to properly adhere to their prescriptions. Pharmacists can be an important, and valuable, part of a patient’s care team.
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