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Arthur Sackler’s Ghost Has Access To Your Personal Health Data.

Mike Magee When Americans first bet the nation’s health on an entrepreneurial system of care, we grossly underestimated just how far certain individuals and institutions would go in pursuing financial incentives, how benefits might be overstated and risks downplayed, and how side effects including drug addiction and lost productivity could bring a large portion of […]

What Have We Learned About Epidemics in America?

Mike Magee Listen to Lecture (1 hour) HERE. Last week’s online lecture, The History of Epidemics in America, sponsored by LeMoyne College, was a great success, attended by well over one hundred registrants. The transcript of the entire lecture is available online for those interested in a relatively deep dive. But for those who are […]

Promoting Contraception vs. Banning Abortion – A Wiser Choice.

Mike Magee Dr. Linda Rosenstock has an M.D. and M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. She is currently Dean Emeritus and Professor of Health Policy and Management at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, but also spent years in government, and was on President Obama’s Advisory Group on Prevention, Health […]

Will Catholic Women Accept Second Class Status?

Mike Magee In this week’s New York Times, in an article titled, “Overturning Roe is a Radical, Not Conservative, Choice,” conservative columnist, Bret Stephens, lays out a reasoned summary of the current controversy over a leaked Supreme Court decision that addresses the survival of Roe v. Wade. His account of the medical history, however, includes […]

McKinsey, the FDA, and the Medical-Industrial Complex.

Mike Magee In today’s New York Times, Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, and principal deputy commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration from 2009 to 2011, recounted global consulting firm McKinsey’s simultaneous working relations with the FDA and Purdue Pharma.  The Congressional investigation currently underway […]

Dara’s “Hero Quest” – Should He Push For Universal Health Care?

Mike Magee Joseph Campbell, who died in 1987 at the age 83, was a professor of literature and comparative mythology at Sarah Lawrence College. His famous 1949 book, “The Hero With a Thousand Faces” made the case that, despite varying cultures and religions, the hero’s story of departure, initiation, and return, is remarkably consistent and […]

PBM’s – Their Origins and Parentage.

With the controversy swirling over insulin pricing, and sticker shock for seniors meeting deductibles on their Medicare Part D choices, it’s useful to shine a light on PBM’s – their origins and parentage. They would, of course, prefer to remain in the shadows, managing a vast array of legal kickbacks with others within the Medical-Industrial […]

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