Tag Archives: Medicine

What’s the Best Medicine? – Gizmodo

Illustration: Benjamin Currie (Gizmodo) Thousands of medicines have made it to market in the last century or so. Some of these medicines have single-handedly eradicated illnesses that have plagued humanity from the dawn of time; some have made chronic conditions at least somewhat more tolerable; others have plunged people into sleepless hallucinatory hell-worlds from which… Read More »

We don’t have to socialize medicine to fix healthcare – Washington Examiner

The ridiculously high costs of complexity and bureaucracy, not overpriced pharmaceuticals and not expensive hospital stays, are the main drivers behind the excessive cost of healthcare in America. Although it may sound counterintuitive at first, rationally simplifying and minimizing the choice in basic health insurance is the key to fixing this problem without resorting to… Read More »

Jail Using Medicine to Help Inmates Addicted to Drugs – U.S. News & World Report

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Jail Using Medicine to Help Inmates Addicted to Drugs  U.S. News & World Report CINCINNATI (AP) — The “dope boys” hang out near the jail awaiting newly freed inmates with addiction. They’ll hand you a free sample to get you back. "Medicine|Pharmacology" – Google News

Precision medicine as a way to improve oncology care — and potentially drive down drug costs

Broadly defined, precision medicine is about the personalization of care. Yet on a practical level, precision medicine can take on different forms in different subspecialties in healthcare. In modern oncology care, it’s largely about getting the right drugs to the right patient at the right time. There’s also some early evidence that more efficient targeted… Read More »