Information technologyMore employers are offering telemedicine, but why aren't workers using it? | The Chicago Tribune
Telemedicine often is offered in addition to or as part of traditional insurance benefits, and some telemedicine companies bypass employers entirely, offering it directly to consumers. So far, employees haven't warmed to the idea, either because they don't understand it, don't know it's available or because they're skeptical of getting a doctor's opinion via telephone.
PharmaceuticalsInsulin prices soar while drugmakers' share stays flat | The Wall Street Journal
Insulin prices are soaring, creating pain for patients whose lives depend on the injectable drug—yet most of the revenue from the increases isn't going to the drug manufacturers. It is largely the middlemen that benefit.
Exelixis's drug Cabometyx outperformed Pfizer's Sutent in a clinical study for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer, suggesting it has the potential to become a first-line treatment, researchers said on Monday.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceRehab for addiction usually lasts 28 days. But why? | Kaiser Health News
A month's stay is typical for people who go to an inpatient facility to treat drug or alcohol addiction. But why? “As far as I know, there's nothing magical about 28 days,” said Kimberly Johnson, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment at SAMHSA, the federal agency that studies treatment services.
A large share of American men between the ages of 25 and 54 who aren't in the labor force may suffer from serious health conditions that are “a barrier to work” and suffer physical pain, sadness, and stress in their daily lives, according to research being presented next week by Princeton University labor economist Alan Krueger.