Weekly View

ICER Weekly View 12-15-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. The nation was on the edge of their seats this week as they awaited results which, one way or another, would have historical importance. I’m talking, of course, about how the new Star Wars movie would be received. The results are in, and the movie is […]

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ICER Weekly View 12-08-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. Breaking news rocked the health policy world this week when the AP Styleguide tweeted they would consider changing their guidelines for the term “health care” from two words to one. What, you thought I was talking about something else? You can read more about the controversy […]

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ICER Weekly View 12-01-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. Last night saw a lot of activity on the floor of the Senate as they tried to revise the nation’s tax system on the fly. While we don’t know what form today’s Senate tax bill will take, it’s fair to say it will impact health care […]

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ICER Weekly View 11-22-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. We’re publishing early this week so that all of you can enjoy your turkey. While it may be a short week, there’s no lack of news to discuss. I hope everyone has a great holiday, but first, this (abbreviated) week we’ll look at: ICER in the […]

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ICER Weekly View 11-17-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. The health policy community lost a titan this week. Uwe Reinhardt, an economist whose insights were only matched by his wit, passed away. If you’re involved in health care, even if you don’t realize it, you’ve come across his ideas. Here’s one of the many obituaries […]

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ICER Weekly View 11-10-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. So we had an election this week, and as always, there are those that are happy and those that are sad with the results. Regardless of your response, it is clear that, as put by Kaiser Health News, Health Care Galvanizes Voters. From the ballot referendums in […]

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ICER Weekly View 11-03-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. A lot of activity inside the Beltway this week, but before we get started, I’d like to point out a piece of news outside our usual area. “Unbelievable” study results were released yesterday (‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain) showing that stents may not […]

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ICER Weekly View 10-27-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. It’s that time again, no, not another ACA repeal bill; tomorrow is National Take Back Prescription Drug Day. Sites will be set up across the country to drop off unneeded and expired medications. You can find a local drop-off site here. But that’s tomorrow; today grab […]

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ICER Weekly View 10-20-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. We’ll start today with a pleasant distraction. While chemistry is not strictly within the sphere of this newsletter, since all the drugs we discuss are comprised of elements, I’m going to go for it… Earlier in the summer the magazine Science published Elemental Haiku, a version of the […]

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ICER Weekly View 10-13-17

From the desk of Mitchell Stein   Good morning. It’s Friday the 13th, so my sympathy to those of you with triskaidekaphobia. Actually, given the ACA chaos we are all waking up to, my sympathy to all of us. But we’re not here to talk about that, on the pharma front this week we’ll look […]

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