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Report from Maker Faire: Plastic Recycling Made in Space

Report from Maker Faire: Made In Space and Lowe’s stores displayed a system that recycles polyethylene plastic bags and bottles into filament for 3-D printers. . . . → Read More: Report from Maker Faire: Plastic Recycling Made in Space

Another Chance to Get Serious on Drug Pricing

Stephen Ubl at National Press Club, 25 May 2016 (A. Kotok)

Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, told a press and industry event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (25 May) that drug makers are eager to develop more individualized treatments for patients, but proposed regulations on . . . → Read More: Another Chance to Get Serious on Drug Pricing

Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

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2 May 2016. At a press event in Washington, D.C. last week, Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a champion of lower prescription drug prices, took aim at drug companies and their business practices. “An unaffordable drug is 100 percent ineffective,” Doggett told an audience at Center for American Progress on 26 April. He . . . → Read More: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Special: The Next Health Care Disruption

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The frustration of the physicians comes through, piercing the structured format of a scientific journal. In July 2015, 118 oncologists at leading medical centers . . . → Read More: Special: The Next Health Care Disruption

Cancer Specialists Offer Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

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23 July 2015. A group of 118 cancer specialists proposed steps to reduce the cost of drugs to cancer patients, calling the current system of drug pricing “unsustainable and not affordable for many patients.” Their recommendations appear today in a commentary published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Pharmaceutical industry representatives, however, . . . → Read More: Cancer Specialists Offer Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

Univ. Research Execs See Science Economic Benefits

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15 July 2015. Senior research executives at 10 U.S. universities described the benefits of scientific research to their campuses, communities, and nation at a roundtable discussion today in Washington, D.C. The forum, organized by the Science Coalition and Association of American Universities, also described perils of uneven federal research funding as well . . . → Read More: Univ. Research Execs See Science Economic Benefits

White House Economist: Lower Health Costs Benefit Economy

Jason Furman (A. Kotok)

2 April 2015. President Obama’s chief economic adviser said lower health care costs since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 are benefiting the overall U.S. economy and lowering Federal deficits. Jason Furman, who chairs the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, made his remarks today in a briefing at . . . → Read More: White House Economist: Lower Health Costs Benefit Economy

Report: Affordable Care Act Remaking U.S. Health Sector

Presidential signature on the Affordable Care Act (whitehouse.gov)

18 March 2015. As the U.S. approaches the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, a new report from consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers highlights five major trends transforming the country’s health care sector, including creation of 90 new companies. The report, “Healthcare reform: Five trends to watch . . . → Read More: Report: Affordable Care Act Remaking U.S. Health Sector

Making Bootstraps: A Mid-Career Break to Boost Wage Growth

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15 March 2015. Finding a solution to stubborn wage stagnation in the U.S. has so far eluded policy makers, with most ideas aimed at lower-pay workers, such as raising the minimum wage. A remedy needs to be found for working people at all wage levels. One solution to consider is providing workers . . . → Read More: Making Bootstraps: A Mid-Career Break to Boost Wage Growth

Robot for Reaching Children With Autism Demonstrated

Milo, humanoid robot for teaching children with autism (A. Kotok)

4 March 2015. Milo, a humanoid robot designed to engage and build social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder, was shown today at a press conference in Washington, D.C. The demonstration also reported on early research findings that suggest Milo can reach some . . . → Read More: Robot for Reaching Children With Autism Demonstrated