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Archive for October, 2015

The Affordable Care Act Drove Record Annual Increases in Enrollment and Total Medicaid Spending

Friday, October 16th, 2015

The Affordable Care Act Drove Record Annual Increases in Enrollment and Total Medicaid Spending Nationally in FY 2015, As Newly Eligible Adults gained Coverage in Expansion States High Federal Match for Adult Expansion Group Contributed to Substantially Slower State Medicaid Spending Growth in Expansion States Compared to Non-Expansion States Survey Also Finds States Relying More on […]

Academics received $55 million to serve on health-care company boards in 2013

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Craig B. Thompson leads one of the country’s most prestigious cancer hospitals, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. But noticeably absent from his online biographical sketch is his position as a director of one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, Merck, where over the past four years, he’s received more than $1 million to serve on […]

Marcia Angell: Drug companies charge so much because they can

Monday, October 5th, 2015

In 1953, a new drug was released by Burroughs Wellcome, a pharmaceutical company based in London. Pyrimethamine, as the compound was named, was originally intended to fight malaria, after the microorganisms that cause the disease developed resistance to earlier therapies. The drug was used against malaria for several decades, often in combination with other compounds. […]

Growing Consumer Concerns About Drug Prices

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Among health care consumers throughout the United States, there is growing concern about the high and increasing costs of prescription medicines. Those concerns manifest themselves in myriad ways, and relief from these costs has become a top priority for health care consumers. Here are some of the indicators. In May of this year, Families USA […]

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