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Do We Need a National Health Database?

Do We Need a National Health Database? Written: September 2022 David Feinberg, M.D., former head of renowned Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania co-authored ProvenCare: How to Deliver Value-Based Healthcare the Geisinger Way. I found the book very interesting, and it gave me hope our healthcare system could be improved dramatically if it adopted the numerous principles […]

What is the Best Way to Test for Covid-19?

Photo credit: Pixabay Do We Still Need to Test for Covid-19? Written: April 2022 The public health officials identified clinical laboratories and testing for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as central to managing the global outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal funding and clinical laboratory initiatives enabled the development, validation, and implementation of a variety of diagnostic testing […]

Healthcare Common Sense: What Should Congress and the President Do?

Written: March 10, 2017Edited and Republished: October 23, 2021 The following article was published in LinkedIn four and a half years ago. Except for price transparency, which has not yet been fully complied with, not much has happened. Americans are struggling to pay the continually increasing cost of drugs and Congress continues to be the […]

How Big is the Big Pharma Lobby?

Written: October 12, 2017 Edited: September 30, 2021 At a political rally in Kentucky in 2017, President Donald Trump said drug prices were “outrageous”. The next day, according to Kaiser Health News, the pharmaceutical industry donated more money to political campaigns than any other day of the year. Eight pharma political action committees made 137 contributions […]

Is Amazon Pharmacy For Real?

In the early 1960s, I remember regular visits to Mccoubrie’s Pharmacy in Salem, NJ. We called it the drug store, and it had a soda fountain. We would stop by after school for a cherry coke. The back of the store was the pharmacy. Jack Mccoubrie was a distinguished looking man and a friend of […]