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340B found to have minimal effect on pricing, countering notion that it’s a driver of healthcare spending

The 340B drug discount program has been a source of controversy, with the pharmaceutical industry claiming that it’s one of the main drivers of rising healthcare spending. But a study from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission challenges that assertion, finding that its effect on cost sharing for patients is minimal. For hospitals participating in 340B,… Read More »

Sham surgery trials and the placebo effect

Video Sham surgery trials and the placebo effect1:51 Prof. Ian Harris, author of ‘Surgery, the ultimate Placebo’, explains that through sham or placebo surgery trials, surgeons are discovering that many common surgical procedures, like knee surgery or back surgery, simply have no effect on your body, while at the same time exposing you to great… Read More »