Category: Hershel Jick

Comparing The Cost Of Antibiotics for Children

February 11th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Hershel Jick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

Boston Magazine “Hub Health Blog”
Hershel Jick, School of Medicine

We all know that the healthcare system in the U.S. has some serious issues, and that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has led to renewed attention and debate on U.S. health care costs. And that the price of prescription drugs continues to be a major burden for many people. But what about when it comes to the cost of antibiotics for children?…

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“Unlike the variability in factors related to the cost of medical procedures and hospitalizations, prescription drugs have the unique advantage in that they are typically produced by a single or relatively few international pharmaceutical companies. Furthermore, a particular drug has the same chemical structure wherever it is produced.”

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Kids on food stamps don’t eat any healthier: study

March 7th, 2013 in 2013, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Hershel Jick, Jonathan Shenkin, Newsmakers, Reuters 0 comments

Reuters
Jonathan Shenkin, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Children whose families are on food stamps are just as likely to be overweight and obese as other low-income youth, a new study suggests…

Expert quote:

“The true intent of the program was to provide as much optimal nutrition as possible to the people who are in the program.”

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Statins cost four times more in US than UK

March 12th, 2012 in 2012, Hershel Jick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

Endocrine Today
Hershel Jick, School of Medicine

In the United States, the cost paid for statins in those aged younger than 65 years who have private insurance is approximately 400% higher than comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom…

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Study finds statin costs 400% higher in US compared with U.K.

March 6th, 2012 in 2012, Hershel Jick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

Cardiology Today
Hershel Jick, School of Medicine (emeritus)

In the United States, the cost paid for statins in people aged younger than 65 years who have private insurance is approximately 400% higher than comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom…

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Statins Cost Four Times More in U.S. Than in U.K.

January 13th, 2012 in 2012, HealthDay News, Hershel Jick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

HealthDay News
Hershel Jick, School of Medicine

Widely used cholesterol-lowering statin drugs cost about 400 percent more in the United States than in the United Kingdom, a new study shows…

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