LIGHT NEWS IN CELEBRATION OF PRESIDENT’S DAY
About privacy and personal rights
With fitness trackers in the workplace, bosses can monitor your every step — and possibly more: What is your employer entitled to know when the company is concerned about your health and safety and is also paying most of your insurance premiums? This article provides an interesting look at this issue.
Measles is back because states give parents too many ways to avoid vaccines: The question that has come up with the outbreak of measles (and other diseases) is: when do personal rights take a back seat to the public’s welfare. The first article is a nice summary of what is happening with the measles crisis. The second one is about Congressional action.
Hospitals are making a lot of money on outpatient drugs: The bottom line is that: “Depending on the drug and type of hospital, markups ranged on average from 3-7 times more than Medicare's average sale price. Markups were even higher for generic drugs.” With concerns over high pharma prices, add hospitals to manufacturers and PBMs as culprits.