Fail to Scale: Why Great Ideas In Healthcare Don’t Thrive Everywhere - By JEFF GOLDSMITH and LAWTON BURNS In the world of fine wine, it is well known that some types of wine grapes grow only in very specific climates and ecolo...
Sunday, May 24, 2009
BLOGSCAN - Comparative Effectiveness Research, the Partnership to Improve Patient Care, and PhRMA
On the Hooked: Ethics, Medicine and Pharma blog, Dr Howard Brody dissected a campaign to redirect comparative effectiveness research by making it responsible to a new governing board that would include "insurance" and "industry" members. And surprise, surprise, the campaign is run by the Partnership to Improve Patient Care, a group that seems to have multiple connections to PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry trade organization. More stealth health policy advocacy?