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Volume 7, Number 23
June 10, 2010


In the Spotlight

Canadian health care falls short of what we deserve
Whether itís Swedish user fees or American health savings accounts, progressive alternatives exist

David Gratzer, The Globe and Mail, 6-10-10

"Can you help me find a family doctor?" It's a question Iím asked practically every day in the hospital wards where I work. No wonder. According to the Canadian Medical Association, four million to five million people don't have a family physician.
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· Medical Device Recalls and the FDA Approval Process, Zuckerman, D. M., Brown, P., Nissen, S. E., Archives of Internal Medicine, 6-14-11
· Patent Reform Gets Key Support in House, Julian Pecquet, The Hill, 6-14-11
· $4.3 Billion Pledged at Vaccine Fund-Raiser, Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times, 6-13-2011
· Physicians Leaving Practices for health System Employment, Karen Cheung, FierceHealthcare, 6-13-11

More Headlines >>


· Marco Rubio takes on 'Medi-scare' Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post, 6-13-11
· 'Vouchercare' Is the Right Name for Medicare Laurence Kotlikoff, Bloomberg, 6-15-11
· Built To Fail: Health Insurance Exchanges Under The Affordable Care Act
· Can Exchanges Help Consumers Get Good Value Insurance? Depends On Where You Live Sabrina Corlette, Kaiser Health News, 6-15-11
· The ObamaCare Bad News Continues Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, 6-16-11
· ObamaCare's Economic Flaws Doug Holtz-Eakin, Investor's Business Daily, 6-8-11

More Commentary >>


· Why States Are So Miffed about Medicaid ó Economics, Politics, and the "Woodwork Effect", Benjamin D. Sommers et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-15-11
· Auditing Access to Specialty Care for Children with Public Insurance, Joanna bisgaier et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-16-11
· Moving Beyond Fee-For-Service: The Case for Managed Care in Medicaid, Michael Ramlet and Carey Lafferty, American Action Forum, 6-14-11
· The New Gold Rush: Prospectors are Hoping to Mine Opportunities in the Healthcare Industry, Health Research Institute, PricewatershouseCoopers, 6-14-11
· Active Purchasing for Health Insurance Exchanges: An Analysis of Options, Sabrina Corlette and JoAnn Volk, RWJF, 6-14-11

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Canadian health care falls short of what we deserve

Podcast Series

Dr. Daniel P. Petrylak is an Associate Professor of Medicine, and program director of the Genitourinary Oncology section in the division of Hematology and Oncology, at Columbia University Medical Center. This week, Petrylak discusses recent results of new cancer drugs presented at the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) meetings in Chicago.

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"I think that the we're finally beginning to learn what the role of the immune system is in the treatment of solid tumors. Previously, the immune system was really felt to be not an effective way of going about treatment. . . . I think one of the themes of this year has been that we have really underestimated the role of the immune system, and now, with better technology and better science, we're able to move forward with it."
—Daniel Petrylak


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