Incidents and Criticisms: Vaccine Backlash Part 2

from The Incidental Economist at on March 30, 2021 at 11:16PM Part five of our six-part series on vaccinations, supported by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, continues to explore the history of societal backlash against vaccination, with particular attention to vaccine-adjacent incidents and misinformation.   @DrTiff_PhD The post Incidents and Criticisms: […]

Meet Rightway: The Little-Know $1.1B Care Navigator PBM Startup That Just Scored $100M

from The Health Care Blog at on March 30, 2021 at 04:15PM By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Despite nearly 900 employer clients (including big brands like Burger King, Kroger, and DoorDash), a net promoter score of 84, and a new pharmacy benefits management (PBM) program launched mid-pandemic, healthcare navigator startup, Rightway, seems to have […]

Home cultivation of medical marijuana can result in higher hospitalizations and emergency department visits related to opioids

from The Incidental Economist at on March 30, 2021 at 03:33PM Jayani Jayawardhana, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy (@JayJayawardhana). Jose M. Fernandez, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Louisville College of Business (@UofLEcon). Before the COVID pandemic, the United States was in the […]

New publications in health economics and genomics 30th March 2021

from Health Economics and Genomics at on March 30, 2021 at 01:03PM Three publications from the past week: Utility of Genetic Testing from the Perspective of Parents/Caregivers: A Scoping Review | link Universal newborn genetic screening for pediatric cancer predisposition syndromes: model-based insights | link Whole exome sequencing in molecular diagnostics of cancer decreases […]

HEDS researchers collaborate on a European research project to raise awareness of the impact of hypoglycaemia on people’s lives

from Health Economics and Decision Science Blog @ ScHARR at on March 30, 2021 at 08:30AM Researchers from HEDS (based within ScHARR) and Oncology and Metabolism (Within The University of Sheffield) are collaborating with other partners as part of a European research project to provide further evidence about the condition of hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia is […]