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The right to good, effective, and ethical health care for all Americans, be it in the form of Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, or the end stage renal disease program, needs to be appropriately nurtured, measured, evaluated, and funded rather than toyed with like a football in misguided games of political sabotage and free market capitalism. That is what the American people are entitled to, no more, but certainly no less. More
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John E. McDonough,
David K. Jones,
Joshua M. Sharfstein,
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. More
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 More
Olivier J. Wouters, Panos G. Kanavos, Martin McKee,
Context: Rising drug prices are putting pressure on health care budgets. Policymakers are assessing how they can save money through generic… More
Grace Anglin, Ha Tu, Kristie Liao, Laura Sessums, Erin Fries Taylor,
Context: With increasing frequency, public and private payers are joining forces to align goals and resources for primary care transformation.… More
Constance A. Nathanson, Henri Bergeron,
Context: Until the last decade of the 20th century, France had no equivalent to the US Food and Drug Administration. In this paper we describe and… More
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