Tag Archives: White

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »

White House Plan to Disclose Drug Prices May Not Drive Down Costs: Study

Print this page FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 — By itself, a Trump administration plan to make drug companies disclose the cost of their medicines in TV ads is unlikely to help tame drug prices, a new study shows. Researchers did find that revealing the cost of expensive drugs in ads would significantly lower patient demand… Read More »

Trump Zeroes In On Surprise Medical Bills In White House Chat With Patients, Experts

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump on Wednesday instructed administration officials to investigate how to prevent surprise medical bills, broadening his focus on drug prices to include other issues of price transparency in health care. Flanked by patients and other guests invited to the… Read More »