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Crafting the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003

Kimberly J. Morgan and Andrea Louise Campbell

in The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730346
eISBN:
9780199918447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730346.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter five examines the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003—a major social policy reform that delegates responsibility for a Medicare prescription drug benefit to commercial firms. ... More


Prescription regimes and other measures to control misuse of psychopharmaceuticals

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines how well prescription regimes perform their role of allowing psychoactive substances to be consumed for approved, i.e., medical, purposes, while preventing their use for ... More


The legal market: prescription and diversion of psychopharmaceuticals

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 5 described what is known about the structure, prices, and products of illegal drug markets, and the nature and extent of harms that arise from them. This chapter describes another drug ... More


Chapter Chapter Risk‐Sharing in Retiree Medical Benefits

George Wagoner, Anna Rappaport, Brian Fuller, and Frank Yeager

in Restructuring Retirement Risks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204656
eISBN:
9780191603822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204659.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The increase in both retiree medical care expenditures and the retired fraction of the population has put pressure on retiree health care insurance providers. This chapter assesses future prospects ... More


Medicine-Chest Roulette

Nancy Tomes

in Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the careless use of prescription drugs such as Accutane in what Steve Findlay called “medicine-chest roulette.” In his May 1988 article in the U.S. News and World Report, ... More


Trips Patent Regime: The Poverty Penalty

Srividhya Ragavan

in Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199840670
eISBN:
9780199949786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840670.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses the issue of access-to-medication in developing countries. It notes that these developing countries have struggled to balance patent rights with the issue of ... More


A Big Pill to Swallow

Nancy Tomes

in Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines how American consumers came to view the expense of prescription drugs as a “big pill to swallow” during the Cold War era. It considers how the cost and quality of prescription ... More


Health insurance and the uptake of new drugs in the United States

Marin Gemmill, Victoria Serra-Sastre, and Joan Costa-Font

in The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter investigates the effect of health insurance coverage on the use of relatively new prescription drugs. It focuses on statins, a class of lipid-lowering drugs that were considered a major ... More


Direct-to-Consumer Advertising in Health Care: An Overview of Economic Issues

Ernst R. Berndt and Julie M. Donohue

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription drugs in the United States and New Zealand and its economic effects on health care. It looks at the major issues that are ... More


Fraud in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Equipment, and Supply Industries: Profits at Any Cost, Part Two

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines frauds instigated by pharmaceutical companies as well as the medical supply and equipment industry. It first considers how large-scale frauds occur in the pricing, marketing, ... More


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