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“How much is that?” is a critical question in healthcare

This story from PBS Newshour clearly shows how important it is to ask questions, and shop around, when it comes to prescription drug prices. Think a generic drug guarantees a lower price? Not so much. Watch this story, and learn how the same generic drug can cost anywhere from $11 to $455. The best way [&hellip

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Healthcare Talk: Patients with Power

I had the chance to participate in a Hangout on Air with Kathi Browne, who is the founder/moderator of the Google+ Healthcare Talk community. If you’re on G+ and in the healthcare industry, that community is one you want to join – lots of discussion on topics from healthcare policy to social media to patient [&hellip

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Oncology for Christmas (or the day after)

I had the opportunity to be a guest on This Week in Oncology’s weekly web radio show with Dr. Richard Just and Gregg Masters. Enjoy!

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e-Patients in Philadelphia. Echoes ensue.

I had the opportunity/privilege to participate in a conversation with other health activists and e-patients about a Digital Patient Bill of Rights recently. I’ve posted an overview of the conversation on the Cancer for Christmas blog. Give it a read, and tell me what you think. Really

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How far would you go for medical treatment?

No, not how far you’d go in the Denzel Washington/John Q/hold-a-hospital-hostage sense. In the get-on-a-plane-toward-care sense. Medical tourism has seen an exponential rise with patients in the US as health care costs and the number of uninsured patients have risen over the last 15 years. In a TIME magazine piece in 2006, Curtis Schroeder, CEO [&hellip

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