Drug Costs Continue To Soar.
I have often written about the fact that drug prices in the United States are a disgrace. See here and here. We pay more for the same drugs than anyone else in the world. A recent article in the New … Read More
Never Underestimate The Corrosive Effect Of Money
When I look back on past blog posts, I am surprised at the number of times money is involved in whatever bad thing I am writing about. Doctors, people to whom we entrust our lives and those of our family, … Read More
Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, Medicare, Secrecy, tort reform
Happy New Year – Big Pharma Is Raising Drug Prices Again And People Are Dying As A Result.
The price of drugs has been going up and up for the last 20 years as the big drug companies have raised prices over and over again for no reason other than a desire for record profits. No one in … Read More
Fake Jury Verdicts.
Perhaps you have received an e-mail from a friend with a list of outrageous jury verdicts. The lists come in many flavors and with many names. Some versions are called the “Stella Awards” in “honor” of the lady who was … Read More
Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fraud, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Medical Malpractice, plaintiff, tort reform, trial, Verdicts
Generic Drug Price Fixing.
“Generic” is the name given to drugs that are not protected by patents. Anyone can make a generic drug. Because they are not protected by patents, it is anticipated that competition will drive down the prices of generic drugs to … Read More
The Problem With Drug Prices.
There was a good story in the Washington Post earlier this week discussing some of the reasons for our high drug prices. So why are prices so high? Why doesn’t our vaunted free market system drive them lower through competition? While … Read More
Lots of Malpractice – Be Careful Out There.
Regardless of what the medical profession would have you believe, there is a lot of medical malpractice out there. Many patients are victims but few end up suing. Most just choose to walk away. Many more were never told that … Read More
Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Secrecy, Surgical Errors
I’ll Take Lobbying for $2 Billion, Alex.
The answer is, “They spent $2.3 billion on lobbying over the last 20 years.” If you answered, “What is the pharmaceutical lobby?,” you won. Actually, you didn’t win. You lost because all that drug money flowing into Washington did exactly … Read More
Big Pharma and You.
Forgive me for getting on my insulin soapbox again. Because of my young grandson’s Type 1 diabetes, I am very interested in all things Type 1 related. I am especially interested in what it takes to keep him alive. Every … Read More