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In this Lancet article “Antibiotic resistance—the need for global solutions” the commission finds that “Within just a few years, we might be faced with dire setbacks, medically, socially, and economically, unless real and unprecedented global coordinated actions are immediately taken. Here, we describe the global situation of antibiotic resistance, its major causes and consequences, and […]

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OECD Health at a Glance Report 2013

This Report, OECD Health at a Glance 2013, of OECD Indicators presents the most recent comparable data on key indicators of health and health systems across the 34 OECD member countries and other selected nations. Health at a Glance 2013 compares OECD countries on each component of this framework. It is structured around eight chapters. […]

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In a decision by Justice Thomas, the Supreme Court has ruled that you cannot patent natural human genes.  However, you can patent modified genes.  The case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., involved the patenting of BRAC 1 and BRAC 2 genes which are involved in certain breast and ovarian cancers. Myriad had […]

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Vermont passes assisted suicide law

Vermont became the third state to enact a physician-assisted suicide law. The text of the law is here.

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Medicare Provider Charge Data — CMS

Medicare Provider Charge Data provided by the Centers for Medicare and Madicaid Services provide hospital-specific charges for the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group […]

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This study, The changing national role in health system governance. A case-based study of 11 European countries and Australia, is from European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and studies 12 countries providing an overview of recent changes in national governments’ role in the governance of health systems, focusing on efforts to reconfigure responsibilities for health […]

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The U.S. Department of Justice has recently issued a revised edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. In the nine years since the protocol was initially released, there have been marked improvements in the “state of the art” for forensic medical examinations. The revised edition maintains the same standardization, quality, and best […]

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Bioethics Is this cell a human being? : exploring the status of embryos, stem cells and human-animal hybrids / Antoine Suarez, Joachim Huarte, editors Euthanasia Debating euthanasia / Emily Jackson and John Keown Food Food, economics, and health / Alok Bhargava Human Rights The human right to equal access to health care / Maite San […]

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A study by the Society of Actuaries found an overall increase in health care costs but that the increseas or in some cases decreases will vary widely by state.  The study is found here.

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From the summary: “Over the past 10 years, 278 new drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to data from the InnoThink Center for Research in Biomedical Innovation.  One hundred-and-seventy-five of them, or 63% of those approvals, came from 41 companies that had at least two new drugs approved during that […]

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