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As one who is privileged to edit a journal as distinguished as The Milbank Quarterly, I am keenly aware that the position sits squarely on the shoulder of giants. One of those giants, David Willis—who edited the Quarterly from 1970 to 1990—died this past January. It was in his capacity as editor of what was then titled The Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly/Health and Society where he shined the brightest. More
Lawrence O. Gostin,
John E. McDonough,
David K. Jones,
Joshua M. Sharfstein,
Gail R. Wilensky,
Huseyin Naci, Olivier J. Wouters, Radhika Gupta, John P.A. Ioannidis,
What is the clinical evidence on therapeutic agents that treat serious conditions and are eligible for Food and Drug Administration accelerated approval? This study is the first to provide a systematic evaluation of the evidence on drugs receiving this type of approval between 2000 and 2013. These drugs often quickly become part of standard treatment, despite shortcomings in their evidence base. More
Sarah E. Gollust, Stacy W. Gray, Deanna Alexis Carere, Barbara A. Koenig, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann, Amy L. McGuire, Richard R. Sharp, Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Na Wang, Robert C. Green, J. Scott Roberts, for the PGEN Study Group,
In mid-April, 23andMe received FDA approval to sell tests for 10 genetic conditions. As the New York Times reported in May, the tests are now creating problems for insurers who have no way of knowing the results. Researchers found that the majority of consumers supported expanded access to genetic testing services and oppose additional regulation, while those who had a negative experience were less supportive of expanded availability without a medical professional. More
Asterie Twizeyemariya, Sophie Guy, Gareth Furber, Leonie Segal,
Context: Mental illness is a high source of disease burden across the globe. Mental illness is now understood as largely developmental, with its… More
Wan Chen Kang Graham, Marcel Bilger,
Context: Financing long-term services and supports (LTSS) for the elderly is a pressing issue in the United States with reforms of long-term care… More
Context: Throughout its course, there has been talk of ending the AIDS epidemic. Initially aspirational in nature, this discourse has now taken the… More
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