Healthcare

Lack of access to affordable healthcare puts millions of people at risk in America. Complex pricing strategies and patent laws can lead to disproportionate costs for vulnerable members of society.



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Drugmakers Test New Ways to Pay for Six-Figure Treatments

Drugmakers are experimenting with new ways to get paid for their most expensive medicines, as resis…

5 months, 3 weeks

Inside Google’s Quest for Millions of Medical Records

PALO ALTO, Calif.-Roughly a year ago, Google offered health-data company Cerner Corp. an unusually …

5 months, 3 weeks

Drug Prices Climb by 5.8% on Average, Less Than Last Year

Pharmaceutical companies started 2020 by raising the prices of hundreds of drugs an average of 5.8%…

6 months

Coca-Cola internal documents reveal efforts to sell to teens, despite obesity crisis

Coca-Cola has sponsored the Olympic Games since 1928, the longest-standing brand partner and one th…

6 months, 2 weeks

Labor Unions Team Up With Drug Makers to Defeat Drug Price Proposals

A low-profile group, financed by the pharmaceutical industry, has hired former union officials to o…

7 months

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/14/apple-research-app-arrives-on-iphone-and-apple-watch-with-three-opt-in-health-studies/

Apple in September announced its plans for a research app that would allow U.S. consumers to partic…

7 months, 2 weeks

To Lower Costs, Trump to Force Hospitals to Reveal Price of Care

A proposed federal rule would make hospitals list the prices they negotiate with insurers, allowing…

7 months, 2 weeks

Google to Store and Analyze Millions of Health Records

The tech company's deal with Ascension is part of a push to use artificial intelligence to aid heal…

7 months, 3 weeks

Employer Health Insurance Is Increasingly Unaffordable, Study Finds

A relentless rise in premiums and deductibles is putting insurance out of reach for many workers, e…

9 months, 2 weeks

Gov. Baker defends decision to temporarily ban vaping products

by: Erica Ponte Posted: / Updated: BOSTON, Mass. (WPRI) - Governor Charlie Baker is doubling down o…

9 months, 2 weeks

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Address High Drug Pricing via New Strategy

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