A journey through policy, progress, and being a patient by Kate Steadman
After my Uninsured primer earlier this week, I had a few requests to compile a profile on those with insurance. This is also my last day blogging, so I figured a round up of my favorite health policy issue is...
Posted: May 5, 2006, 6:52 pm
Commenter Martin has started his own blog, and I want to be sure to link to it before I end my tenure here. He's got an interesting post up about a recent NEJM series debating the various conduits to improved...
Posted: May 5, 2006, 4:56 pm
A new survey has found almost a third of sexually active girls aged 15-19 have gotten pregnant. That number really shocked me, although my shock is surely exacerbated by my upper-middle class upbringing. Sure, I have friends who've gotten pregnant,...
Posted: May 4, 2006, 8:03 pm
There are 90,000 drug reps in this country. That, and other interesting tidbits in today's New York Times article.
Posted: May 4, 2006, 3:27 pm
HPites, it's time for some good news and bad news again. How about the bad news first? Sadly, this is the last week that I will be posting to this blog (or any other blog). The good news is I...
Posted: May 4, 2006, 4:10 am
Ah Dr. Charles. Thank you for talking some sense about the big pharmacy business. I completley concur with his observations on the evils of big chain vs. small pharmacies. I had a Long's Drugs (is that only a California chain?)...
Posted: May 3, 2006, 3:46 pm
From now on you may refer to me either as Kate, or Child-Bearing Woman. Whichever you prefer.
Posted: May 2, 2006, 6:18 pm
Looks like financial holdings aren't Lester Crawford's only problem. The former FDA commissioner failed to appear in court yesterday. He was ordered to appear for a federally-ordered deposition in a lawsuit to press the confirmation of Plan B as an...
Posted: May 2, 2006, 4:13 pm
Grand Rounds is up at Polite Dissent. Very well organized.
Posted: May 2, 2006, 3:42 pm
Check out Joe Paduda's great post on the evils of Association Health Plans, and while you're at it, be sure to submit your posts for Health Wonk Review.
Posted: May 2, 2006, 3:29 pm
The FDA's crumbling reputation continues as former head Lester Crawford (of the refusal to issue a decision on Plan B fame) is being investigated for financial improprieties. Apparently Crawford held stock in several biotech companies while acting as head commissioner....
Posted: May 1, 2006, 4:17 pm
It's Cover the Uninsured Week, so I'll be posting something on the uninsured each day. The Robertwood Johnson Foundation released a new report last week with standardly shocking findings about the uninsured and access to medical care. So while others...
Posted: May 1, 2006, 3:54 pm