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Here are Biden VP pick Kamala Harris’ healthcare policy positions – Modern Healthcare

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday announced California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Here’s where she stood on healthcare issues during her own presidential campaign. It took months for Harris to clarify her position on healthcare in the primary battle, even as she criticized Biden for not going far enough on… Read More »

Why medical trainees need knowledge and education on health care systems and policy [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | June 8, 2020 “As medical trainees, we will shape the rapidly changing health care environment in this country. We are fiercely advocating for our disadvantaged patients, debating the price of life-saving medications, and carefully considering how the upcoming elections will shape the health care system in which we… Read More »

AMIA: Draft NIH data sharing policy is a step backwards

A draft data management and sharing policy issued by the National Institutes of Health is counterproductive, according to the American Medical Informatics Association. Last month, NIH released a request for public comments on its draft policy, which is meant to increase access to scientific data resulting from agency-funded or conducted research. However, AMIA is “disappointed”… Read More »

Different Takes: After Failures On Opioids, Tobacco, Government Needs To Toughen Up On Youth Vaping; Banning E-Cigs Is Bad Policy

Editorial writers focus on the public health dangers of vaping. The Washington Post: We Failed On Tobacco And Opioids. Can We Get It Right On Vaping? Of course, it was pure accident that news of a possible court settlement with Purdue Pharma landed about the same time as the latest figures on mysterious vaping deaths… Read More »

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 »