Tag Archives: Impact

The environmental impact of anesthesia

I am in the operating room working with an attending anesthesiologist I have known for years. “Tell me,” I ask, “Do you and your colleagues talk about the difference between Des and Sevo?” He looks at me without responding. “You see,” I continue, “There was a story on the radio about a hospital that has gotten rid… Read More »

Child Health Experts and Advocates File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Describing Traumatic Impact of Daca Rescission on Recipients’ Children

—Washington, DC – At least a quarter of a million young children would be harmed developmentally, psychologically, and economically by the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), yet the Trump administration failed to consider their interests when repealing the program in 2017. On Friday, three dozen organizations and leaders filed an amicus brief… Read More »

Perspectives: Trade War’s Impact On The Drug Industry; Pelosi’s Drug Plan Draws Criticism

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues. Stat: Trade Agreement Monopoly Is Obsolete With Faster Drug Discovery  For decades, the brand-name drug industry has relentlessly promoted the message that any reduction in its government-protected monopolies would have detrimental effects on innovation. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have taken that message to heart,… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On Getting Frightening Health News In The Mail From 23andMe; Increase Funding, Strategies For Long-Term Impact Of Opioid Epidemic

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: 23andMe Had Bad News About My Health. I Wish A Person Had Delivered It I had just gotten home from the gym when I opened the email from 23andMe, saying a report was ready for me to read. That click changed my life forever:… Read More »