Gary J. Young says that the full body MRI trend is not just about the astronomical costs to individuals but about the additional strain on a system that already relies too heavily on imaging and not enough on preventative measures.
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The future of health in Sub-Saharan Africa is both uncertain and promising. Life expectancy in this region has increased significantly, and growing economies may provide opportunities for increased financing for health. To effectively improve health in Sub-Saharan Africa, deliberate political investments and African-led models are necessary, as well as robust health systems that can adapt to changing disease and demographic patterns. Community health workers will play a crucial role in achieving universal health coverage and combating pandemics. However, Sub-Saharan Africa remains reliant on foreign financing and must combat corruption and improve domestic health governance to achieve autonomy. Ultimately, interventions to improve health in the region must target the population's changing needs and infrastructure demands.
Eli Lilly's 70% price drop on insulin is the ‘tip of the iceberg' in fight to lower drug costs, Northeastern expert says
Gary Young, director of Northeastern University's Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research, professor of strategic management and healthcare systems, says insulin has become “a lightning rod” for concerns about rising drug costs. But Eli Lilly's decision is only the latest move in the fight to lower drug costs.
Are charitable food donations a double-edged sword? Donations reduce food waste, but also increase food prices
Northeastern business professor John Lowrey recently published a paper stating that donation of perishables improves stores' profitability by making room for more appealing—and higher priced products—and drawing discerning rather than price-conscious shoppers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a major change in the way COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are given. Northeastern experts say it would streamline the process for the public and suppliers.
It turns out that a digital platform assembled by a Northeastern research group on short notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic substantially helped lessen a Massachusetts crisis in healthcare staffing.
With acetaminophen and ibuprofen hard to find, some parents are asking if they can cut down adult medications to give their children. Brandon Dionne, associate clinical professor in Northeastern's School of Pharmacy, urges caution.
It's always been hard to collect information on abortions in the United States. Post-Dobbs legislation in various states could make it even harder.
D'Amore-McKim Professor Timothy Hoff was recently named the 2022 Myron D. Fottler Exceptional Service Award winner. This accolade is the most distinguished honor bestowed by the Health Care Management (HCM) Division within the Academy of Management (AOM).
After Roe v. Wade was overturned, activists speculated that personal data would be used to prosecute abortions. But experts say that this has always been a risk.