Competitive market helps keep drug prices in check and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 11, 2015

The recent commentary on the price of cancer medicines, “Strong action needed to curb cancer drug prices,” ignores the competitive biopharmaceutical market that exists in the U.S., which keeps a check on spending growth while spurring the development of innovative new therapies for...

Effective use of data analytics can help prevent readmissions

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 04, 2015

Regarding the recent guest commentary “Preventing readmissions requires engaging care team, employing technology,” (, March 30), data analytics can play a part in this as well.

Osteopathic students have multiple chances for a match, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 28, 2015

Regarding the article “Medical grads, seniors learn where they're going in record Match Day”, while appreciating the coverage of this important day in the lives of future physicians, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine must take this opportunity to correct an...

Patient-assistance program comparisons misleading and other letters

March 21, 2015

The provocative title of your article, “Lifesavers or kickbacks?”, got my attention. However, it seems misleading to suggest that patient-assistance programs are either lifesavers for patients in need of help or kickbacks to drug manufacturers, which would be a felony offense as defined...

Hospital closures pose threat to public health, and other letters

Hospital closures pose threat to public health, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 28, 2015

Regarding the Feb. 23 cover story “Hospitals face closures as 'a new day in healthcare' dawns,” it's a great article. Unfortunately, these closures will eventually place the basic ability to care for our citizens at risk, especially in rapid response to superbugs, Ebola/SARS, natural...

Louisiana lawmakers question VA secretary's leadership

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 07, 2015

On behalf of Louisiana veterans, we express extreme dissatisfaction with Modern Healthcare's selection of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald as one of the “healthcare winners” in 2014 as part of the Year in Review feature.

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