The Weekly Roundup

July 22, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

At an annual price tag of $27 billion to service 70 million Medicaid outpatients, it’s no wonder all eyes in political circles are on drug pricing.  But which drugs are actually costing the most? Results on a per prescription basis from Kaiser Commission research may surprise you. Still, even this study is done using list prices—a guidepost at best, as you well know. It remains questionable whether sharing data at this level does much to “expose the bad actors and give patients and taxpayers crucial information to make smarter choices.”

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The Weekly Roundup

June 11, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

Monday starts Men’s Health week and, in an effort to be diligent, I started doing some research on the state of men’s health. After a short diversion into the 5 worst things to drink before a workout (I bet you know what number 3 is) in Men’s Health magazine, what I learned shocked me. The stronger sex? Not so much. On average, men today live five years less than women and die at a higher rate than women from the top ten causes of death, according to the CDC. Maybe it’s because women are more likely to go to the doctor? C’mon guys. Check out and share this list of health screenings men 40-64 should not overlook.

Here are few stories we came across this week that you might find interesting:

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