Health

Sally Pipes says US now leads world in healthcare spending

Pipes, Sally

A new report from the OECD reveals that the United States now leads the world in healthcare spending. The country spends nearly $9,000 per person on health care — more than double the OECD average. But more spending doesn’t translate to better care. As I explain below, trillions of taxpayer dollars have been poured into…

The Clinton Drug Plan – by Grace-Marie Turner

Hillary Clinton wants to impose government price controls on medicines. Such efforts are certain to backfire. Below, Galen Institute president Grace-Marie Turner shows how price controls smother innovation and distort treatment decisions. To truly help patients, she urges lawmakers to decrease drug costs by spurringcompetition. Clinton Drug Plan By Grace-Marie Turner Democratic presidential candidate Hillary…

Uncle Sam Can’t Haggle Better than Private Insurers – By Sally C. Pipes

Pipes, Sally

The White House is declaring war on prescription drug prices. “The administration is deeply concerned with the rapidly growing prices of specialty and brand name drugs,” notes President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal. To keep prices down, the president wants the government to negotiate prices for drugs dispensed through Medicare. But that “solution” derives from two…

The True Cost of Price Controls: No More Cures

By Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D. 2015 is shaping up to be another banner year for medical progress. Regulators have already approved 29 new medicines, roughly on last year’s pace of 41 new drug approvals — the most since the Clinton administration. But in future years, the list of medical breakthroughs could prove much shorter. In response…

Fried Concoctions courtesy of the Texas Rangers – by Jordan Kobritz

Jordan Kobritz

Ballpark concessions are as much a part of the baseball experience as foul balls and autographs. And if you want to challenge your inner gastronomical self, a number of new and creative concession items are available at ballparks around the country. Some may sound appealing, others revolting depending on your constitution. The Texas Rangers introduced…

Cohasset Drug Forum Gets to Root of Drug Addiction

In-between snowstorms Christine Murphy of Cohasset’s Social Service League (SSL) presented a program about killer drugs “from prescription to addiction.” Murphy should know. Her former husband battled drug addition for most of his life. Last week’s 2 hour program (check Cohasset 143 for air times) offered a plethora of information about drugs kids and adults…

BetterDoctor.com says Boston is the healthiest city in USA

Boston has just been ranked the #1 most healthy city in America, according to the BetterDoctor.com Healthy Cities Index. To create this ranking, BetterDoctor.com — a free consumer healthcare tool that makes it easy to find a great doctor — evaluated cities across the U.S. based on important health criteria such as exercise rates, the…

The Five Biggest Problems in Health Care Today, by Leah Binder

Americans are losing patience with our healthcare system. But the reverse is also true — our healthcare system is losing “patients.” More than 1,000 Americans die every day in the hospital. By Leah Binder Americans are losing patience with our nation’s healthcare system. But the reverse is also true — our healthcare system is literally…