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Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues. The Doctor-Patient Conversation, a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians. The Samueli Institute, has several missions including integrative health with a focuses on evidence-based practices… Read More »

Utah insurer to send patients to Mexico for cheap prescription drugs

Pharmacies in Tijuana are open to those who come from the United States in search of low prices. (Alex Garcia/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, File) A Utah insurer is looking at a controversial solution to an increasingly American problem — sending patients across the border to Mexico to get cheaper prescription drugs, according to reports.… Read More »

340B drug program was created to help patients, not boost hospital profits

Enacted more than 25 years ago with bipartisan support, the 340B program was designed to help healthcare safety net providers deliver more affordable outpatient prescription drugs to vulnerable or uninsured patients. These safety net providers include certain hospitals, such as disproportionate share hospitals, or DSH hospitals, and children’s hospitals, as well as federal grantees, such… Read More »