In the Context of Palliative Care

Wee I. In the context of palliative care. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;23. Most, if not all, consultations often end with a sentence which sounds similar to the following, “I will be prescribing to you this list of medications….”. Evidently, medical practitioners, and medical students alike, are often most keen about the medications they prescribe […]

CVS-Aetna Merger: Benefiting Consumers’ Health, If Not Their Pocketbooks

Gallori C. CVS-Aetna merger: benefitting consumers’ health, if not their pocketbooks. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22 In October 2018, the Justice Department gave preliminary approval for the merger of CVS Heath, a multi-billion dollar pharmacy company, and Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, two giants in a field that is rapidly consolidating.[1.Justice Department […]

Bioterrorism, Public Health and Civil Liberties

Bonino S. Bioterrorism, public health and civil liberties. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;21. Abstract While the risk posed by biological agents is not new, the particular emphasis that governments seem to place on bioterrorist threats is paradigmatic of the anxieties that are a feature of risk societies in late modernity. After providing an outline of […]

Does Requiring Work, Work? The Data on Medicaid Work Requirements

Sherman E. Does requiring work, work? the evidence on Medicaid work requirements. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. Medicaid work requirements force enrollees to report a minimum number of hours of employment, or other acceptable activities, to access health coverage. Those who fail to comply are removed from Medicaid. Arkansas, along with other states, has implemented […]