Americans Rate Health Care System Failure: AP-NORC Survey

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about the rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes refrains from refilling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I’d rather skip the medicine to be homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. He is among a majority of U.S. adults who say health care … Read more

Detroit councilman criticizes colleagues for delaying vote on ShotSpotter technology | Metro Detroit News | Detroit

click to enlarge Courtesy photo ShotSpotter Incident Review Center. The Detroit City Council postponed a vote Tuesday on expanding controversial surveillance technology for the police department. A majority of council members said they did not support using more than $7 million in federal pandemic relief funds on ShotSpotter, a technology that relies on a network … Read more

Health experts alarmed by President Biden’s view that pandemic is over: ‘Hell no – not even close’

Health experts reacted with dismay Monday to President Joe Biden’s claim that the pandemic is over in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still working on it a lot. … But the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. “If you … Read more

Negotiations continue in an attempt to avert a crippling freight rail strike

new York CNN Business — Talks continued throughout Wednesday in hopes of averting a freight rail strike scheduled for early Friday that could paralyze the nation’s strained supply chain and lead to higher prices for goods from gasoline to food and cars. Two railroad unions representing more than 50,000 engineers and conductors, who make up … Read more

Good health policy requires high-quality evidence. Let’s remember this with drug pricing.

Am J Manag Care. 2022; 28 (9): In press _____ Points to take home Good policy requires good research. The lack of reproducibility of research results raises questions about the quality of the evidence. We need to conduct research that informs policy to the highest possible standards. If we don’t, it means that our political … Read more

Good health policy requires high-quality evidence. Let’s remember this with drug pricing.

Am J Manag Care. 2022; 28 (9): In press _____ Points to take home Good policy requires good research. The lack of reproducibility of research results raises questions about the quality of the evidence. We need to conduct research that informs policy to the highest possible standards. If we don’t, it means that our political … Read more

Democrats tout business investments from Intel, AT&T

Democratic US Senate candidate Mark Kelly speaks at an election watch party in Tucson, Arizona, US, November 3, 2020. Cheney Orr | Reuters Democrats are touting new partnerships with corporate America in an effort to convince voters they can deliver jobs and protect the economy ahead of the midterm elections. Many of the investments touted … Read more

Religious employers must not include PrEP in their health plans, federal judge rules – Houston Public Media

ABACA via Reuters Connect Truvada is a PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) drug used to reduce the risk of HIV infection. A federal judge in Fort Worth agreed Wednesday with a group of Christian conservatives that the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for HIV prevention drugs infringe on their religious freedom. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor also agreed … Read more

Felt Experience offers touchable sculptures at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center | Visual Art | Seven days

click to enlarge Pamela Polston ©️ Seven days Tapestries and chairs by Liam Lee In a departure from the typical rules of inaction, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center invites visitors to touch art—that is, one installation in a group exhibition titled “Felt Experience.” And, yes, it refers to sculptures made of felt. Artist Stephanie … Read more

People who have recently gotten sick with Covid can wait to get an omicron booster

People walk past a Covid-19 testing site in Times Square on May 12, 2022 in New York City. Liao Pan | China News Service | Getty Images People who have recently caught Covid can wait several months to get a new omicron booster, White House Covid Response Coordinator Dr Ashish Jha said on Tuesday. Studies … Read more