In popular culture the notion of an undesirable employment situation having a negative impact on one’s health is common. We have all heard friends and colleagues say, “that job is going to kill me” or “my boss is driving me crazy.” People the world over spend so much time at work that work is often highly associated with self-identity. Research is increasingly finding our popular notions are indeed true. A bad job can kill you, make you feel depressed and sometimes physically ill.
- Sending money to North Korea is very difficult. Sending DNA sequences for hazardous viruses is easy.
- Rationing by waiting.
- Ivy League admissions: Being in a family in the top 1 percent increases your chance of admission by 34 percent. Being in the top 0.1 percent doubles it.
- Why aren’t there more health care centers of excellence?
- Workers with intellectual disabilities can legally be paid less than the federal minimum wage – in some cases much less.
- Lawsuit: Cigna algorithm rejects claims without a doctor even opening a patient’s records.
- Report: CMS’ Medicaid inflation penalty will make generic drug shortages worse.
- Virginia Medicaid paid at least $21.8 million on behalf of 12,054 enrollees after they were already dead.
- An expensive trip: a medically approved, psychedelic renaissance is underway.
- Did Gilead hold a promising HIV drug off the market in order to increase profits? (NYT) Economic theory would say no.
- Australia has “virtually eliminated” HIV transmission in Sydney and elsewhere.
Our health care system is inefficient with physicians’ time. One study found doctors spend about 17% of their time on administrative tasks. A systematic review of 23 specialties found physicians spend from 9 to 19 hours a week on administration. Overall, physicians spend 15.5 hours per week on paperwork and administration, according to the report. Of that,…