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FTC cracks down on weight-loss products

Jan 8, 2014
The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.
Posted In: weight loss, Health, drugs, medicine, advertising, deceptive advertising

The future of the pharmaceutical sales rep

Dec 17, 2013
GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to prescribe its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps for higher sales. The company has tested the approach in the U.S., judging salesmen on their medical and business knowledge, instead of how many drugs they sell.
Posted In: Health, pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs

With Healthcare.gov, phones finally begin ringing at small insurers

Dec 11, 2013
Many small insurers expected a bonanza of new customers when Healthcare.gov began on Oct. 1, but the website's problems made the first weeks very quiet for them.
Posted In: Health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurers

New guidelines could have more people on statins

Nov 13, 2013
New guidelines say not to focus too much on your cholesterol levels.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, Health

Modifying behavior with financial incentives

Oct 18, 2013
Employers are rolling out benefit programs that create financial incentives for healthier habits. But does it work?
Posted In: employers, incentives, Health, health insurance

Dieting for dollars: Using money to motivate weight loss

Oct 18, 2013
Shedding those holiday pounds can be tough, but maybe a financial incentive can give you that extra push.
Posted In: weight loss, Health, Personal Finance, incentives, competition

Expensive cancer treatment centers spreading to small cities

Sep 30, 2013
Even though they are not proven to be more effective than traditional treatment methods, more than a dozen proton beam therapy centers are under construction across the country, including one in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Posted In: Health, cancer, radiation, proton beam therapy, hospitals

Winner of MacArthur 'genius grant': 'We have a very passive health care system in America'

Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners today. He organized a system in Camden, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, that tracks down the poorest patients who need care.
Posted In: health care, Health, MacArthur Fellow, genius grant, camden, Wealth and Poverty

Sticker prices for health insurance exchanges out today

Sep 25, 2013
Starting next week, federally run exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act will officially roll out in 36 states. And we now have our first detailed look at the prices.
Posted In: Health, health insurance, health exchanges, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare

Google announces new biotech company that will study human aging

Sep 19, 2013
The tech giant aims to study the biology behind the process of aging.
Posted In: Tech, Google, biotech, aging, Health, biology

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