As the U.S. prepares for the possible end of Roe v. Wade, mentions of abortion have ramped up in both Democratic and Republican ads, according to a report by the Wesleyan Media Project. * This article was originally published here
The kidneys are one of the major targets for Covid-19 infection, which corresponds with significant complications. Thanks to a recent study from Duke University we are now closer to understanding how and why SARS-CoV-2 disrupts kidney function by directly infecting podocytes. * This article was originally published here
That is the topic of a new paper by Drummond et al. (2022). When medical devices receive regulatory approval, payers can make one of three coverage decisions: (1) approve, (2) reject or (3) coverage with evidence development (CED). Note that all countries approve medical devices based on safety and efficacy but only England, the Netherlands,...<p class="more-link-wrap"><a href="https://www.kickosacademy.com/coverage-with-evidence-development-ced-in-europe-examining-ced-for-medical-devices/" class="more-link">Read More<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) in Europe: Examining CED for medical devices”</span> »</a></p>
How do efficiently is care provided for patients at Veteran Affairs’ hospitals as compared to private hospitals? This is not an easy question to answer as the composition of patients differs between these hospitals. Even among dually-eligible individuals–those with both VA and commercial insurance–individuals treated at VA hospitals are generally more severely ill. To better...<p class="more-link-wrap"><a href="https://www.kickosacademy.com/va-vs-private-hospitals/" class="more-link">Read More<span class="screen-reader-text"> “VA vs. private hospitals”</span> »</a></p>
Why Is Biopharma Paying 75% Of The FDA’s Drug Division Budget?