Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft trajectories for healthcare

PREQUEL March 18, 2018 Case Study on Disruption/Disintermediation in health care (10 posts) Case Study on Disruption/Disintermediation in health care (10 posts) “After months of speculation about when Amazon would officially enter the drug distribution market, the online retail giant offered a definitive answer on Thursday, announcing the acquisition of the online pharmacy PillPack. The

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“Right-to-try should not be right-to-die-poorer”

“The newly enacted right-to-try law allows drug makers to earn a profit by selling unproven therapies to desperate and dying patients. The FDA is powerless to stop it. You’d think no drug maker would be dumb enough to actually try to make money this way, given prevailing public opinion that already views the drug industry

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..The HHS needs to review thousands of case files by hand for clues to which children were taken from their parents…

“A migrant mother said her 14-month-old son was “full of dirt and lice” after being separated from his family for months by the Trump administration. Olivia Caceras’s claims are included in a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s immigration policy separating families that was filed by 17 states and the District of Columbia, PBS News Hour

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“Most immigrants facing deportation wouldn’t climb onto a table during their court hearings. But then again, most 3-year-olds don’t go to court without parents or lawyers.

Nonetheless, that was the situation during a recent court hearing for a child represented by the Immigrant Defenders Law Center in Los Angeles… Court hearings are beginning for the 2,000 or more children who have been separated from their parents under the federal policy of “zero tolerance” for illegal border crossings, the Tribune says. And

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On July 4th as we respect and admire hospital staff members who are working 24/7, it is interesting to look at hospital care during the Revolutionary War

From 1967 to 1970, during the Vietnam War, I served first as a 2nd Lieutenant and Chief Administrative Officer of the 4th Casualty Staging Flight attached to Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. We received combat casualties still in battlefield bandages, often within 24 hours of injury, and either admitted

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