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Healthy Policy

A journey through policy, progress, and being a patient by Kate Steadman

Published: 2006-05-05T13:52:03-05:00


Goodbye, and, Health Insurance: A Primer


After my Uninsured primer earlier this week, I had a few requests to compile a profile on those with insurance. This is also my last day blogging, so I figured a round up of my favorite health policy issue is...

Better pharmaceutical safety


Commenter Martin has started his own blog, and I want to be sure to link to it before I end my tenure here. He's got an interesting post up about a recent NEJM series debating the various conduits to improved...

Teen pregnancy: it's worse than you think


A new survey has found almost a third of sexually active girls aged 15-19 have gotten pregnant. That number really shocked me, although my shock is surely exacerbated by my upper-middle class upbringing. Sure, I have friends who've gotten pregnant,...

Stop lookin over my shoulder!


There are 90,000 drug reps in this country. That, and other interesting tidbits in today's New York Times article.

Good news and bad news: reprise


HPites, it's time for some good news and bad news again. How about the bad news first? Sadly, this is the last week that I will be posting to this blog (or any other blog). The good news is I...

Pharmacy vs. pharmacy


Ah Dr. Charles. Thank you for talking some sense about the big pharmacy business. I completley concur with his observations on the evils of big chain vs. small pharmacies. I had a Long's Drugs (is that only a California chain?)...

It gets stranger everyday


From now on you may refer to me either as Kate, or Child-Bearing Woman. Whichever you prefer.

Crawford and The Law -- a match made in heaven


Looks like financial holdings aren't Lester Crawford's only problem. The former FDA commissioner failed to appear in court yesterday. He was ordered to appear for a federally-ordered deposition in a lawsuit to press the confirmation of Plan B as an...

La Grand Rounds


Grand Rounds is up at Polite Dissent. Very well organized.

Joe da Man


Check out Joe Paduda's great post on the evils of Association Health Plans, and while you're at it, be sure to submit your posts for Health Wonk Review.

Lester in trouble...


The FDA's crumbling reputation continues as former head Lester Crawford (of the refusal to issue a decision on Plan B fame) is being investigated for financial improprieties. Apparently Crawford held stock in several biotech companies while acting as head commissioner....

Attention to the Uninsured


It's Cover the Uninsured Week, so I'll be posting something on the uninsured each day. The Robertwood Johnson Foundation released a new report last week with standardly shocking findings about the uninsured and access to medical care. So while others...