Increase in Generic Prescription Drug Prices due to Current Market

According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, individuals who rely on the typically low prices of generic drugs may be in trouble. A common heart medication, digoxin, increased in price by almost three thousand percent in only one year. Some of the factors that influence this change are manufacturing shortages, as well as manufacturer decreases. … More Increase in Generic Prescription Drug Prices due to Current Market

Opioid Addiction: National Public Health Main Focus

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have created a report providing data on the harmful effects of opioid use. The main goal of this report is to gain knowledge on the societal harms and to avoid opioid misuse, while not taking away from those patients who actually need the drugs and have been … More Opioid Addiction: National Public Health Main Focus

Racial Disparities Within Hospital Settings

Health Affairs journal showcases a new study proving that racial disparities still exist within hospital and health care settings. It was found that black Medicare patients have a much higher chance for readmission after surgery compared to white Medicare patients. The University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Public Health Sciences has one question: how … More Racial Disparities Within Hospital Settings

How Transportation Noise Affects Your Health

The effects of transportation noise in Switzerland has been studied since 2014 by the Swiss National Science Foundation. They have been researching both the short- and long-term effects of the noise, and found that it increases risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. The means of transportation include aircraft, rail, and road traffic noise so far. When … More How Transportation Noise Affects Your Health