Our local, not-for-profit, public transportation system here in the Philadelphia region (the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority or SEPTA) has filed what appears to be a groundbreaking lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company regarding the pricing of a branded pharmaceutical product. The potential ramifications of this case (more…)

I don’t know him personally, but Fred Pelzman has struck me for a while as a sensible, patient-oriented primary care physician who understands the profound difference between practicing medicine and providing “care” to his patients while dealing with the expanding range of administrative “hoopla” that (more…)

An op-ed in today’s New York Times by Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman (two physicians at Harvard Medical School) is entitled “How medical care is being corrupted.” The authors basically suggest the following: That financial drivers are starting to undermine both quality of care and (more…)