Tag Archives: The New York Times

Trump’s Exec Order on drug pricing proves he’s like the leopard; he can’t change his spots






A draft of President Donald Trump’s executive order on drug prices lists several proposals to lessen regulatory hurdles for the pharmaceutical industry, reports The New York Times. Here are four things… Read more »

Although more expensive, study says teaching hospitals save more lives. My personal take.






Perhaps not evident to many patients, there are two kinds of hospitals–teaching and nonteaching–and an intense debate about which is better. Teaching hospitals, affiliated with medical schools, are the training grounds… Read more »

Merck’s Keytruda aces another cancer trial as results dazzle researchers






The News: Hot on the heels of the final presentation at ASCO’s 4-day conference in Chicago, a small, new study is causing jaws to drop after it found that a… Read more »

CBO clears GOP health bill for Senate; only 23 million to lose coverage this version






The News: A bill to disassemble the Affordable Care Act that passed the House by a razor-thin margin earlier this month would leave 14 million more people uninsured next year than under… Read more »

Senate health plan will either fine-tune Obamacare or set the clock back to 2008






Steve’s Take: Obamacare is a great, albeit imperfect, work-in-progress health program, destined to catch us up with the rest of the world where access to care is a right, not… Read more »

Senate confirms Gottlieb as FDA chief; former FDA tour, industry ties signal solid choice despite Dems’ jabs






The News: The US Senate voted 57 to 42 on Tuesday (May 9, 2017) to confirm Scott Gottlieb, MD, as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner. Gottlieb, who was nominated by… Read more »

Message to GOP on Trumpcare resuscitation effort: it’s dead; get over it






The News: House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a Republican agreement Thursday (April 6, 2017) on legislative language that he said will bring the chamber closer to passing a bill to… Read more »

GOP can’t handle the truth: millions to lose coverage under Trumpcare






Steve’s Take: Remember President Trump’s pre- and post-election promise, no, it sounded more like a guarantee, of “insurance for everybody?” Then last week, the Trump-backed House bill, when finally unveiled… Read more »

Shrouded in secrecy, GOP health plan finally unwrapped; governing crisis now on full display






Steve’s Take: The healthcare goals Pres. Donald Trump articulated in his address last week to a joint session of Congress marked a new record high for policy specifics. But as… Read more »

Trumpcare slowly imploding; perhaps morphing into Obamacare 2.0?






Steve’s Take: Six years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act has demonstrated it’s far from perfect. But replacing such an immense, complicated law on an accelerated schedule is presenting… Read more »