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thisbody

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Posted: Oct 22, 2023 - 3:41pm

Pfizer doing Pfizer things...
Pfizer hikes price of COVID antiviral Paxlovid from $530 to nearly $1,400
Yes. But... can they simply do it like that? Of course!
A Pfizer spokesperson told the Journal that "pricing for Paxlovid is based on the value it provides to patients, providers, and health care systems due to its important role in helping reduce COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths."
The market takes care of itself, you know...
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Posted: Aug 23, 2023 - 6:25am

before i go here is a bit of good news...


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Posted: May 13, 2023 - 9:48am

 miamizsun wrote:
the goal and where it is going?
widely available and very inexpensive

Absurdly cheap!
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Posted: May 13, 2023 - 7:44am

 Isabeau wrote:


 "Will it become for the benefit for the masses?" 




yes, this is a one and done base editing treatment
heart disease is one of the killers
essentially turns off some of the major ldl pathways
the goal and where it is going?
widely available and very inexpensive
Isabeau

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Posted: May 12, 2023 - 3:58pm

 miamizsun wrote:

brilliant people working to build solutions
worth your time...




Baby I'm Amazed.
But the seminal question is "Will it become for the benefit for the masses?"  My bet is it won't.
Science advancement is a feel good concept, but in structural and financial realities, it becomes a commodity like everything else.
Future advancement is a warm fuzzy, but the now in this fragile nation, is fraught with real terrors.

Once I celebrated innovation and discovery in the U.S. Now I wonder which angle from the right will shoot it down.


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Posted: May 12, 2023 - 11:37am

brilliant people working to build solutions
worth your time...


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Posted: Aug 13, 2022 - 6:37am

 miamizsun wrote:
 Steely_D wrote:
My previous boss, Robbie Pearl, has talked about this at length. He saved a failing Kaiser Permanente and now is an author and podcaster and Forbes contributor. His stuff is worth reading if the topic interests you. Brilliant guy, and I owe him my successful career.
thanks! i just subbed to his podcast
will give it a spin
 

update: let it rip in the background while driving and eating lunch - pretty solid stuff  
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Posted: Aug 10, 2022 - 9:11am

 Steely_D wrote:


My previous boss, Robbie Pearl, has talked about this at length. He saved a failing Kaiser Permanente and now is an author and podcaster and Forbes contributor. His stuff is worth reading if the topic interests you. Brilliant guy, and I owe him my successful career.


thanks! i just subbed to his podcast
will give it a spin
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Posted: Aug 10, 2022 - 9:05am

 miamizsun wrote:

My previous boss, Robbie Pearl, has talked about this at length. He saved a failing Kaiser Permanente and now is an author and podcaster and Forbes contributor. His stuff is worth reading if the topic interests you. Brilliant guy, and I owe him my successful career.
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Posted: Aug 10, 2022 - 9:00am



Why is life expectancy in the US lower than in other rich countries?

    Americans have a lower life expectancy than people in other rich countries despite paying much more for healthcare. We explore the number of factors which might explain this difference.by Max RoserOctober 29, 2020

    Why do Americans have a lower life expectancy than people in other rich countries, despite paying so much more for health care?

    The short summary of what I will discuss below is that Americans suffer higher death rates from smoking, obesity, homicides, opioid overdoses, suicides, road accidents, and infant deaths. In addition to this, deeper poverty and less access to healthcare mean Americans at lower incomes die at a younger age than poor people in other rich countries.




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    Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 6:34pm

    America, Land of the Dying? Alarming Study Shows U.S. Killing Its Own Population
    As Bor and his researchers note, inequality is surely a big part of the picture. In 2017, economist Peter Temin described how America began to diverge into what are essentially two separate nations in the 1970s. One nation – around 20% of the total population — boasts college educations, good jobs, and access to quality healthcare. The other nation, where the 80% majority resides, is stuck with low wages, insecure jobs, fewer education opportunities, and unaffordable and inadequate healthcare. These are the people getting sicker and dying younger than they used to. Temin observes that the US economic structure now looks a lot more like that of a developing nation than a wealthy superpower, which may help explain why the country’s mortality rates as a whole can’t compete with peer countries where such bifurcation is less pronounced. Thomas Ferguson, Director of Research at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), has studied America’s increasing turn to money-driven politics, which has resulted in public-minded policies giving way to free market-driven policies that do not consider the needs of the majority.
    "Human flourishing" in practice.

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    Posted: Aug 1, 2022 - 11:10am

    Monkeypox Is About to Become the Next Public Health Failure
    The outbreak doesn’t bode well for America’s response to future pathogens.
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    Posted: Dec 10, 2021 - 4:38pm

     Red_Dragon wrote:

    Once again, I hate for-profit health care. My mental health providers are no longer "in network". So now I have to locate and start all over again with a new shrink and therapist. jfc



    As long as you can get your meds - if you take any. That's my nightmare about losing my medi-cal, which could happen any day. Good luck!
    Red_Dragon

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    Posted: Dec 10, 2021 - 4:36pm

    Once again, I hate for-profit health care. My mental health providers are no longer "in network". So now I have to locate and start all over again with a new shrink and therapist. jfc
    Red_Dragon

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    Posted: Oct 14, 2021 - 9:03am

     Steely_D wrote:


    As long as health care companies are profit-driven, it'll keep happening. They have shareholders to answer to, so they have to figure out how to make money off your illnesses.


    Eggzactly. Which is why profit and healthcare don't mix.
    Steely_D

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    Posted: Oct 14, 2021 - 9:01am

     Red_Dragon wrote:

    As long as health care companies are profit-driven, it'll keep happening. They have shareholders to answer to, so they have to figure out how to make money off your illnesses.
    Red_Dragon

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    Posted: Oct 14, 2021 - 5:53am

    UnitedHealth raises 2021 profit forecast on Optum strength
    miamizsun

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    Posted: Jul 30, 2021 - 6:55am

    for educational purposes only and is not investment advice
    lot of stuff going on in ai, biotech and health sciences

    this is a potentially much larger deal than it may seem

    about twelve minutes or so and this analyst lays it out pretty well

    around the 6 min mark you'll get the idea and applications


    Isabeau

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    Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 8:03pm



     miamizsun wrote:


     miamizsun wrote:
    this could go in sci/tek thread as well (and this is not investment advice)

    pretty much the future of health care (or one of the biggest factors)

    quantgene's liquid biopsy is a long awaited technology whose time has come (or one of them)

    the great thing about this is that bhakdi understands the science, the technology and the distribution

    all about increasing precision medicine and decreasing cost

    very impressive (search for jo bhakdi and quantgene or listen here)


     

    for those who follow jonathan haidt you might have seen this...


     


    miamizsun

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    Posted: Feb 25, 2021 - 4:55am



     miamizsun wrote:
    this could go in sci/tek thread as well (and this is not investment advice)

    pretty much the future of health care (or one of the biggest factors)

    quantgene's liquid biopsy is a long awaited technology whose time has come (or one of them)

    the great thing about this is that bhakdi understands the science, the technology and the distribution

    all about increasing precision medicine and decreasing cost

    very impressive (search for jo bhakdi and quantgene or listen here)


     

    for those who follow jonathan haidt you might have seen this...


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