Category Archives: Advocacy

Stemming the Escalating Cost of Prescription Drugs

Back in October, I wrote about escalating drug prices.  Last week, ACP President Nitin Damle was testifying before Congress about the CREATES Act (“Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2016”).  This bill, if it were to … Continue reading

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Annals This Week: Physicians, Patients and Firearms

Last December, I wrote about ACP activity to counteract firearm violence.  This week, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a review on physician practice regarding asking about firearms. It is striking that 40% of Americans are worried they could be … Continue reading

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Gun Violence: Still A Public Health Issue

The three-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown is cause for reflection here in Connecticut.   Sadly, little has changed since then.  However, for the first time in 19 years we’ve seen a glimmer of hope to … Continue reading

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Escalating Drug Prices Are Unsustainable

The release of several new, astonishingly expensive, specialty medications has renewed the discussion over prescription drug pricing.  The new hepatitis C drugs, Harvoni ($94,500 for a 12-week course) and Sovaldi ($84,000 for a 12-week course) are emblematic.  Kaiser Health News … Continue reading

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Report on Healthcare Disparities Symposium

Resident member Katrin S Sadigh, MD, a PGY2 resident in the Yale Internal Medicine Primary Care Program, attended the recent “Symposium: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Readmission Rates” and submitted the following report: The Symposium on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in … Continue reading

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The Cost of Medical Care

I’ve had the opportunity to be a patient this summer. Many physicians have written about their experiences “on the other side” (for some interesting recent writings, see these by Rebecca Crow, Eric Manheimer as well as an interview with Robert … Continue reading

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Legislative Update

Courtesy of Keith vom Eigen, Health and Public Policy Committee Chair We have been addressing several health policy issues at both the state and national levels that are of interest to ACP and its members. State Level Issues The state … Continue reading

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