Laurel Ranger

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Legal and Public Health Issues in Drug Advertising Pricing Examined

Legal and Public Health Issues in Drug Advertising Pricing Examined

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Direct-to-consumer television advertising may not be the best place to provide cost information on prescription drugs and biologic products.

Challenges in Weighing Costs, Therapeutic Benefits of Expensive Pharmaceuticals

Challenges in Weighing Costs, Therapeutic Benefits of Expensive Pharmaceuticals

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Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.

Would A Change in Nomenclature for Intensive Care Units Promote Less Aggressive Care?

Would A Change in Nomenclature for Intensive Care Units Promote Less Aggressive Care?

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The term "intensive care unit" (ICU) was meant to refer to the intensity of the resources allocated to patient care.

Large Numbers of Negative Trial Results Impede Progress in Critical Care Medicine

Large Numbers of Negative Trial Results Impede Progress in Critical Care Medicine

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Excessive numbers of negative clinical trials — many of which may be false-negative trials — are a major impediment to the advancement of critical care medicine.

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

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Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.

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