Worth reading: Dollars for docs, lead in the water, and risk pools

By | 2016-03-22T11:22:30+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|1 Comment

A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked:

Charles Ornstein, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Mike Tigas at ProPublica: Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds

Anna North in the New York Times: What Planned Parenthood Really Does

Alison Young and Mark Nichols in USA TODAY: Beyond Flint: Excessive lead levels found in almost 2,000 water systems across all 50 states

David Roberts at Vox: How your taxes ended up enriching coal executives who are betraying their workers

Rick Jacobus at Shelterforce: Why We Must Build (“We can’t build our way out of the housing crisis … but we won’t get out without building.”)

Linda Blumberg and John Holahan at the Health Affairs Blog: Don’t Let The Talking Points Fool You: It’s All About The Risk Pool


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Liz Borkowski
Liz Borkowski, MPH is the managing editor of the journal Women's Health Issues and a researcher at the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Her blog posts are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of her employer.

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  1. JustaTech March 22, 2016 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    I wonder why so many people seem to be surprised that advertising a drug to a doctor increases that doctor’s prescribing of that drug? Human response to advertising has got to be one of the more studied areas of social science/psychology.

    I mean, if it didn’t work, why would the drug companies spend money on it? They’re not stupid. Profit driven, sure, but not stupid.

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