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The old adage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" doesn't sit well with pain patients who are often forced to try several different drugs before their health insurer covers the treatment recommended by their doctor. A bill proposed by a Marin County lawmaker would limit that practice - known as "step therapy" or "fail first" - to two unsuccessful attempts. After the second failure, insurers would be required to pay for what the doctor prescribed. "Step therapy is used for lots of things, but the point of focusing on chronic pain sufferers is that truly this is an area where a person's physician ought to be able to call the shots on how to relieve this patient of pain," said Assemblyman Jared Huffman , D-San Rafael, author of the bill, which was introduced earlier this month. The bill has the support of many pain sufferers, such as Debbie Klee-Yokum of Sunnyvale. Klee-Yokum has been trying for 12 years to manage chronic pain that was triggered by surgery.
Stuart Bradford Most doctors view pain as a symptom of an underlying problem — treat the disease or the injury, and the pain goes away.
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-24495" title="Screen shot 2011-03-15 at 2.36.13 PM" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/03/Screen-shot-2011-03-15-at-2.36.13-PM.png" alt="" width="584" height="829" /> The Transportation Security Administration is re-analyzing the radiation levels of X-ray body scanners installed in airports nationwide, after testing produced dramatically higher-than-expected results.
Posted by Aneesh Chopra on March 10, 2011 at 03:02 PM EDT This week a research team at Children’s Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School launched a prize to encourage innovative app developers to build new products and services that benefit patients and providers.
On Christmas Day a few years back, I was trolling Facebook, tired, stuffed, looking for some amusing posts from friends, and I saw the terrible news: one of my grade school classmates lost her husband on Christmas Eve. Suicide. At first, I thought to myself “how could she put something so tragic and utterly personal on Facebook?”
To talk of a “revolution” in health care would be demeaning to the thousands of people staking their lives on real revolutions right now in various countries, but there is no doubt that the conflation of out-of-control health care costs, fancy new technologies, and various government mandates (not only from the US government, but from many states including Massachusetts) have forced doctors, vendors, and other people in the heath care field to scramble and order changes throughout their organizations. A couple hundred of these people came to the “Tools for Meaningful and Accountable Care” conference held yesterday by the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium .
Dec. 3, 2010 — Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries, according to a new study led by University of British Columbia researchers that charts the systematic expansion of industrialized fisheries.
Posted by Peter Emanuel on July 02, 2010 at 04:25 PM EDT Today the President signed an Executive Order that, when implemented by the relevant Departments and agencies, will help the United States achieve a crucial balance between two goals that are sometimes seen as being in conflict: Increasing the Nation’s defenses against the threat of biological weapons and reducing the hurdles that legitimate scientists face as they pursue research on potentially dangerous microbes. This Executive Order is the product of an intensive collaboration that has been going on over the past year under the leadership of OSTP and the National Security Staff.
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