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Genomic sequencing at Netflix prices

Human Longevity, Inc. will offer exome sequencing to consumers for $250. That's about the price of a Netflix account (including DVDs) When personalized medicine goes commercial, health care will be transformed in ways we can't imagine http://bit…
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I have a malignant brain tumor. But it’s not really on my mind.

The last time someone reminded me I have cancer was at a funeral. A woman I barely knew walked up to me, arms open wide. “Whitney, you look so good!” she said, fawning over me and assuring me that I was on her church’s prayer chain.
I stood there, blinking and drawing a blank. What was she talking about? Then I remembered: Oh yeah, I have brain cancer. I carry a malignant tumor around everywhere I go. I’m … http://mylifeisworthit.org/blog/2015/09/i-have-malignant-brain-tumor-itrsquos-not-really-my-mind/

Drug Price Controls: “Red Meat for the Left” or Russian Roulette?

Kaiser’s August healthcare poll results should put all on high alert given public sentiment and the rhetoric of the political season.  Ed Schoonveld sounds the alarm and offers four initiatives to stall the surge towards government intercessio…
The news extensively covers criticism over prescription drug pricing. In fact, a recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll characterized very negative public views of the industry and s… http://mylifeisworthit.org/blog/2015/09/drug-price-controls-ldquored-meat-leftrdquo-or-russian-roulette/

The cost of not taking meds as prescribed: $330 billion

Being married helps men, but not women, take their medicines as prescribed. People with children in the home tend to adhere less to their medication regimes than those without dependents underfoot.
Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts ESRX, +0.28% has collected these and other data points to predict ahead of time which patients are less likely to take their medications … http://mylifeisworthit.org/blog/2015/09/cost-not-taking-meds-prescribed-330-billion/

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