13 September 2021 (Monday) - ASH Update

The nice people at the American Society of Hematology sent their update today. The article on chronic conditions made me think. Twenty years later and these things are still causing problems…

Two Decades After 9/11, Cancer and Other Chronic Conditions Linger
The World Trade Center Health Program has identified around 70 forms of cancer stemming from the terrorist attack, affecting first responders and people who worked and lived near the scene at higher rates and younger ages.
Bluebird Bio Ends Commercial Operations in Europe
The small biotech company claims it has been too difficult to convince E.U. member countries to pay high prices up front for treatments that may lead to much higher savings for their health care systems later.
Why Aren’t U.S. Hospitals Complying With the Price Transparency Rule?
Following this year’s federal requirement for hospitals to begin publishing the prices they negotiate with private insurers, data show hospitals are charging patients vastly different amounts for the same basic services.


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