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  • Milbank Quarterly Editor-in-Chief Howard Markel Authors Book on the Kelloggs

    Aug 29, 2017

    Howard Markel, the editor-in-chief of The Milbank Quarterly, is the author of a new book, The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, which was published earlier this month by Pantheon. A best-selling medical historian, author, and physician, Markel is also the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at … Read more

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  • Seeing Purple: Mapping Bipartisanship in State Health Policy

    Aug 29, 2017 | Christopher F. Koller, President

    With the Senate Affordable Care Act (ACA) “repeal and replace” effort collapsing into partisan rubble (how did you learn about the dramatic US Senate vote in the early hours of July 28?), attention will turn to whether and how the states will assemble the pieces of a health policy agenda. A new survey of state legislators may give us some clues and shed insights into what bipartisanship in … Read more

  • Featured Article

    Consumers’ Response to an On-Shelf Nutrition Labelling System in Supermarkets: Evidence to Inform Policy and Practice

    Erin Hobin, Bryan Bollinger, Jocelyn Sacco, Eli Liebman, Lana Vanderlee, Fei Zuo, Laura Rosella, Mary L'Abbé, Heather Manson, David Hammond

    Does nutrition labelling on the grocery store shelf help consumers make healthier food choices? Researchers looked at aggregated supermarket transaction data in three supermarket chains in Ontario and conducted exit interviews with shoppers from both intervention and control supermarkets to assess shoppers’ attitudes toward labelling. They found shoppers made small but significant shifts toward purchasing food with higher nutritional ratings, including foods with slightly less trans fat and sugar and more fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Read more

  • Software-Related Recalls of Health Information Technology and Other Medical Devices: Implications for FDA Regulation of Digital Health

    Jay G. Ronquillo, Diana M. Zuckerman

    Medical software has become an increasingly critical component of health care, yet the regulatory landscape for digital health is inconsistent and controversial. Researchers used FDA databases to identify all medical devices that were recalled from 2011 through 2015 primarily because of software defects. They have found that software problems in medical devices are not rare and have the potential to negatively influence medical care Read more

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