Hoping to empower consumers who are shouldering more and more of their health care costs each year, the federal government this year is requiring hospitals across the country to post their standard price lists on their websites. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
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A controversial tool has emerged in the fight against opioid overdose deaths. It’s a strip that allows people who use street drugs such as cocaine and heroin to test whether their drugs are laced with fentanyl. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman, a co-author of the study, is quoted.
The overdose-reversal drug is a critical tool to easing America’s coast-to-coast opioid epidemic. But not everyone on the front lines has all they need. Baltimore’s health department is rationing its supplies of naloxone because it says it can’t afford an adequate stockpile. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
Children in poorer countries are far more at risk of death and disability from injuries than their developed-world peers. There needs to be a better understanding of the situation so that Ethiopia can implement effective, evidence-based action plans to tackle the problem. Faculty Associate Qingfeng Li authored the piece.
As overdoses have become the leading killer of people under the age of 50 in the United States, the number of deaths attributed to fentanyl has risen sharply. In 2017, 72,000 people died in America from all drugs. Faculty Associate Susan Sherman is quoted.
As inequality increases, so does polarization. Extreme policies pushed by the superwealthy have resulted in a self-reinforcing dynamic in which concentrations for economic and political power feed off each other. Faculty Associate Andrew Cherlin’s writing is quoted.
Medicare-for-all is now drawing a surprising amount of attention and support. The bill would create a single national health insurance program that would replace the country’s hodgepodge system in which people get health insurance through employers, Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or buy it privately. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is featured.
The Trump administration is proposing that companies be required to disclose the cost of drugs in legible print on all video advertisements. The pharmaceutical industry is fighting back, arguing that consumers should be able to find the price elsewhere and that few people end up paying the list price anyway. Faculty Associate Gerard Anderson is quoted.
Health experts argue that masculine stereotypes can be associated with violence, depression and suicide for men later in life. Faculty Associate Robert Blum is quoted.
According to the Global Adolescent Study and other surveys, gender stereotypes often interfere with confidence. Faculty Associate Robert Blum is quoted.