Steve Findlay

Get engaged in the drug price fight!

Although it remains unclear whether Congress or the Trump administration will try to tackle the prescription drug price/cost issue this year, the battle lines are being drawn. The Pharmaceutical...

The pharmaceutical marketplace is dysfunctional

The controversy over the steep price of EpiPen—an injectable device used to treat severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions—is among the strongest signals to date that the...

Large 2017 Medicare premium increase projected

Note: For information on Medicare premiums in 2017 click here. The post below explains why Medicare premiums are increasing. Some people with Medicare could face a 20% increase in their Part B...

Federal policy promotes high drug prices

The guy who in the early 1980s helped design the current regulatory structure that governs the pharmaceutical industry has some incisive thoughts about how things have played out and the current...

Surgeons are not created equal

If you’re over 50 you’ve likely encountered both good and bad doctors. As with every other area of human endeavor, physicians vary in their skills and abilities. And unlike the portrait...

Health care data: Benefits and risks

If you use a Fitbit or share your medical information in an online support group, you’re part of a growing trend in health care. It’s the health data movement, an offshoot of the “big data”...