Currently Viewing:
Newsroom
Currently Reading
Report Finds Wide Variation in Average Cost of Healthcare Across the US
November 15, 2018 – Jaime Rosenberg
HCCI Report Shows Visits to Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Soaring
November 15, 2018 – Allison Inserro
CD47 Antibody With Rituximab Produces Durable Response in R/R Lymphoma
November 15, 2018 – David Bai, PharmD
New Cholesterol Guidelines Call for Personalized Care
November 15, 2018 – Mary Caffrey
What We're Reading: Michigan Drug Pricing Experiment; ACA Enrollment; Gun Laws and Gun Deaths
November 15, 2018 – AJMC Staff
AHIP Packages Healthcare Affordability Recommendations; ACA Enrollment Dips
November 14, 2018 – Allison Inserro
Study Identifies High Burden of Invasive Infections in Neutropenic Patients
November 14, 2018 – Jaime Rosenberg
Higher BMI Decreases Risk of Breast Cancer in Premenopausal Women
November 14, 2018 – David Bai, PharmD
Provider Stigma Toward HIV Slows Prevention Goals
November 14, 2018 – Jaime Rosenberg

What We're Reading: Dartmouth Research Dispute; The Force Behind Vitamin D; States Move on Pharma

AJMC Staff
A Dartmouth College investigation has concluded that H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, a prominent healthcare policy researcher, committed research misconduct in connection with a breast cancer paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 2016; a Boston University endocrinologist, Michael Holick, MD, who had a crucial role in drafting national vitamin D guidelines, has benefitted from the industry in the amount of hundreds of thousands of dollars; 24 states have passed 37 bills this year to curb rising prescription drug costs as bipartisan efforts are forcing pharmaceutical companies to disclose and justify price increases. 

Dartmouth Says Healthcare Researcher Plagiarized Work of Colleagues

A Dartmouth College investigation has concluded that H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, a prominent healthcare policy researcher, committed research misconduct in connection with a breast cancer paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in 2016. NEJM is not retracting the paper, saying it is an issue of authorship dispute. According to STAT News and Retraction Watch, Welch plagiarized material from a Dartmouth colleague and another researcher at a different institution, according to a June letter from the college’s interim provost. Welch has denied the allegations.  

 

Boston University Doctor an Unknown Force in Helping to Create Vitamin D Industry, Investigation Says

A Boston University endocrinologist, Michael Holick, MD, who had a crucial role in drafting national vitamin D guidelines, has benefitted from the industry in the amount of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a Kaiser Health News investigation. The list includes drugmakers, the indoor-tanning business, and Quest Diagnostics. Holick helped create a billion-dollar vitamin D sales and testing industry, with supplement sales rising to $936 million last year, a 9-fold increase over the previous decade. Physicians have embraced his message, ordering more than 10 million vitamin D tests for Medicare patients in 2016, up 547% since 2007, at a cost of $365 million.



States Taking Action on Drug Prices, Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Twenty-four states have passed 37 bills this year to curb rising prescription drug costs as bipartisan efforts are forcing pharmaceutical companies to disclose and justify price increases, The New York Times reported. Drug makers are challenging the state laws as a violation of their constitutional rights. States are also trying to regulate pharmacy benefit managers. New York, Utah, Ohio, Connecticut, Nevada, California, Oklahoma, and Maryland are all trying different approaches in an effort to reduce out-of-pocket costs for consumers struggling to afford drugs that often cost thousands of dollars a month.

Related Articles

Health Policy Experts Voice Ways to Tame Rising Drug Costs, Protect Patients
Ted Okon Pushes for More Transparency Around Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Dr. Michael Chernew Discusses Trump Drug Pricing Plan in Managed Care Cast, an AJMC® Podcast
Ohio Tells Medicaid PBMs That 2019 Will Be a Time for Transparent Contracts
 
Copyright AJMC 2006-2018 Clinical Care Targeted Communications Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
x
Welcome the the new and improved AJMC.com, the premier managed market network. Tell us about yourself so that we can serve you better.
Sign Up
×

Sign In

Not a member? Sign up now!