September 20, 2023
For states working to eliminate hepatitis C, acquiring curative medications in bulk is a critical step. But it is only part of a comprehensive elimination strategy. Available medication won't cure people with hepatitis C unless it's coupled with several other important actions.
August 30, 2023
What happens when government agencies and health care providers disagree on the value of medical treatments?
July 27, 2023
With the cost of health care increasing in recent decades, pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, have become an increasingly prominent player in the lives of Americans and their clinicians.
July 24, 2023
Involuntary facial expressions. Difficulty eating, speaking and swallowing. Embarassment. These are common experiences of people who live with a disorder of the nervous system called tardive dyskinesia.
June 12, 2023
In the United States, health insurance is meant to reduce patients’ financial risks if they require expensive medical services. It often fails to do so. The problem is particularly acute for patients who need expensive prescription medications.
June 1, 2023
Calculating the value of a good or service is a complex process. Value, after all, reflects people’s personal preferences and context that is difficult to quantify. Even under the best of circumstances, it is hard to capture factors that are inherently subjective.
March 8, 2023
Uncontrollable movements. Memory loss. Personality changes. Difficulty eating and drinking. These are all common experiences for patients with Huntington’s disease, making independent living and interpersonal relationships tremendously difficult.
February 16, 2023
Affecting 6 million Americans, Alzheimer’s disease permanently alters families and communities across the United States. For patients and their loved ones, the most frightening aspect of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis may not be the eventual fatal outcome. It’s the mental and physical deterioration that is, in many cases, prolonged over the course of years.
February 9, 2023
Nearly half of Americans report symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder.
January 25, 2023
From difficult symptoms to an accurate diagnosis to effective treatment, the rare disease journey is a long one. But despite the challenges patients face, innovation and education are regularly improving lives.