Weekly View

ICER Weekly View: July 12, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning everyone. This week, influential minds from both ends of the political spectrum delivered new recommendations for how the US could lower drug costs. And while there is predictable disagreement between their respective approaches, both sides feature ICER as part of the solution… The left-leaning New York Times […]

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ICER Weekly View: June 28, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning everyone. The Weekly View will be on break next week but will be back in your inbox on July 12. Have a fun-filled Fourth! This week, let’s take a look at: ICER in the News: WBUR’s deep dive into ICER’s role in the US health care system, […]

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ICER Weekly View: June 21, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning everyone. Busy week, so let’s get right into the news coverage: ICER in the News: The Boston Globe’s front-page profile of ICER’s growing influence, and our Final Evidence Reports on both Spravato (for treatment-resistant depression) and Mayzent (for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis). Pharmaceutical News: Recapping all the […]

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ICER Weekly View: June 14, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Hello everyone. Across all four major US sports leagues, it’s been more than 25 years since a Canadian team captured a championship. Well, at least that was the case until last night when the Toronto Raptors won their first-ever NBA Finals. Separately, across all four major US sports leagues, […]

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ICER Weekly View: June 7, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning everyone. As I think about what the beaches of Normandy must’ve looked like 75 years ago, when the largest invasion against tyranny began the process of liberating Western Europe, I’m so, so grateful for those heroes who put the fate of the world ahead of their own […]

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ICER Weekly View: May 31, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap I was heartened this week to read Alex Trebek’s announcement that he’s in “near remission” of advanced pancreatic cancer. As the ASCO Annual Meeting kicks off today in Chicago, let’s all hope for many more of these “mind-boggling” success stories in the future. This morning, we’ll look at: ICER […]

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ICER Weekly View: May 24, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning everyone. The St. Louis Blues are the oldest active NHL team never to have won the Stanley Cup, but they’ve finally made it back to the finals thanks in no small part to Laura Branigan’s 1982 pop song “Gloria.” And you thought US drug pricing was irrational. This morning, we’ll take a look […]

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ICER Weekly View: May 17, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning everyone. If you’re trying to avoid internet spoilers for either Game of Thrones or Jeopardy!, you’ve come to the right place. (Although as I say this, it strikes me that James Holzhauer might actually be the most deserving of the iron throne.) Instead, let’s dive into this […]

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ICER Weekly View: May 10, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap Good morning, and happy early Mothers’ Day to all the moms out there. Before we dive into this week’s health care news, it’s only right that we first acknowledge the passing of the New York Times’ longtime reporter Robert Pear, a journalistic giant whose attention to detail and fairness […]

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ICER Weekly View: May 3, 2019

From the desk of David Whitrap While Chaucer thought April is sweet, Eliot argued that it may actually be the cruelest month. But wherever you stand on this literary divide, there’s no denying that, at least around here, this past April sure was wet. Rainiest April in Boston’s history, in fact. And as we turn […]

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