Globally, prescription drug sales grew 6.1% between 2006 and 2007. In the U.S., Rx sales grew 3.8% in the same period. This is the weakest U.S. sales rate for prescription drugs since 1996. These stats come to you from IMSHealth, whose annual U.S. Pharmaceutical Market Performance Review found over a 50% drop in Rx […]
While the economy and the War take the top spots for American voters’ concerns in the 2008 election season, there’s a topic that touches every citizen that is getting short-shrift: science, and its relationships to health. 85% of Americans want a Presidential debate on the role of science in meeting the nation’s major challenges, according […]
The National Governors Association (NGA) is meeting in Philadelphia this week, where my City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love is witnessing some sobering discussions about health care. On the one hand, Bill Clinton called in his opening keynote speech for the states to be laboratories of democracy. But how much health-democracy can each […]
It’s a universal scenario that physicians face patients carrying into the exam room Internet-based information. Manhattan Research found that 94% of doctors report having to deal with patients who bring information printed off the Internet. What’s important is that these patients get more time with their doctors in the exam room. Manhattan Research calls these […]
Women outlive men, and garner lower wages in the workplace. Together, these trends lead to a dire discrepancy when women look to retire. An analysis from Hewitt Associates, Total Retirement Income at Large Companies: The Real Deal, addresses the fact that women live about 22 years after retirement, compared to men who live 19 years […]
About Jane & Health Populi
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and management consultant that serves clients at the intersection of health and technology.
Her clients include all stakeholders in health, including providers, payors and plans; companies in biopharma, medical devices, financial services, technology and consumer goods; non-profits and NGOs. Jane's lens on health was best described by Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, who says that health is where we live, work, play and pray.
California Healthcare Foundation White Papers
- Consumers blame insurance and pharma for health costs, but love their primary care doctors October 22, 2012
- Patients want online communication with doctors, and more clinicians are listening July 26, 2011
- ePatients: a connected, collaborative, creating community September 30, 2010
- Patients want to see the notes their doctors write about them: the power of transparency in health care October 2, 2012
- Zero kilometers and the future of food April 15, 2014
- Your health score: on beyond FICO April 10, 2014
- Affordable medicine: a preferred future April 7, 2014
- The New Chief Patient Officer April 3, 2014
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- Employers Spending More on Wellness in 2014 | Wellness Works: […] “Employers continue to invest in w...