Tag Archives: Policy

Pharmacy stocks run low as Turkey's drug price policy hits supplies – Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The shelf of heart disease drugs in Hulya Akpinar’s Istanbul pharmacy is almost bare, and patients seeking medicine for blood pressure and diabetes leave empty-handed. For months Akpinar says she, and pharmacists across the city, have faced a shortage of critical stocks caused by a government decision to keep the prices it… Read More »

AMIA supports new NIH data exchange policy

The nation’s biomedical and health informatics experts are calling for a more thorough evaluation of grant applicants’ data plans, according to the American Medical Informatics Association. In a Dec. 10 letter to Carrie Wolinetz, associate director for science policy at the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Policy, AMIA said it “enthusiastically” supports the expansive… Read More »

Scaling Back: A New Policy Disagreement Between Clinton and Sanders: Soda Taxes

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have a new issue to disagree about: the wisdom of a soda tax. A tax on sugary soft drinks, like the one proposed in Philadelphia and endorsed by Mrs. Clinton last week, divides the left. It can be seen as achieving an admirable public health goal of less sugar consumption… Read More »