This Viewpoint identifies stakeholders in the financing and distribution of pharmaceuticals in the United States and describes their flow from manufacturers through distributors, managers, and retailers to patients.
This pharmacoepidemiology study conducted in France assesses the risk of lymphoma associated with thiopurines and anti–tumor necrosis factor agents, used alone or in combination, for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
This cluster randomized clinical trial compares the effects of behavioral interventions on rates of inappropriate (not guideline-concordant) antibiotic prescribing during ambulatory visits for acute respiratory tract infections.
This pharmacoepidemiology study uses NHANES data to describe trends in prescription drug use among US adults between 1999 and 2012.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of innovation and persistence in tuburculosis control programs.
Jones-Smith and coauthors longitudinally assessed whether openings or expansions of American Indian–owned casinos were associated with childhood overweight/obesity risk in 117 school districts encompassing tribal lands in California. Halfon comments in an editorial.
In this Viewpoint, Cecile Richards on behalf of Planned Parenthood—the 2017 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award winner—traces the 100-year history of the organization’s provision of medical and reproductive health services to US women and the effect of those services on women’s health, well-being, and career trajectories.
This Viewpoint summarizes the main features of the Medicaid program and how proposed legislation might affect it.
This Viewpoint discusses the challenges in cross-national comparisons of health care system performance, including defining the responsibilities of the health system, managing limitations of data, and accounting for different values in different nations.
In this Special Communication, Kaiser Family Foundation CEO Drew Altman and Senator William Frist review the history and roles of Medicare and Medicaid in the US health system and discuss the program’s future.
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