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The rising tide of dementia

At the rate we are headed we will have over 80 million people suffering from dementia by the year 2040 – driving up health care costs and burdening families ~ Pitt School of Medicine.

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Insane markup on new drug

Would you call a 279,000% markup price gouging or smart business? Gilead is a new Hepatitis C drug that will cost $84,000 for a 12-week course of treatment. In other countries this $1,000-a-pill costs $10 a pill. The owners of … Continue reading

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Priced out of medicine

Out of control health care expenditures: For the last 60-something years, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown at an average of 2.0% per year. Contrast that to the Real National Health Care Expenditures which has more than doubled the … Continue reading

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