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When I asked Stanford health-care economist Victor Fuchs back in 2005 what it would take to significantly reform the U.S. health-care system, he said nothing …

Victor Fuchs, PhD, one of the nation's foremost health economists, says a government-run plan will not solve the huge financial issues that plague health-care in …

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The concept behind comparative effectiveness research seems simple enough. Researchers would compare two or more strategies for treating a specific illness and then determine which …

Federal stimulus funds are beginning to be distributed, and among the initial awards from the National Institutes of Health are 18 projects at Stanford, ranging …

Kaiser Health News, a news service from Kaiser Family Foundation, launched today, and Bob Laszewski at Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review is an early …

Some health care activists are frustrated that a single-payer system isn't being seriously considered by those tackling health care reform in Washington. An interesting article …

The first hour of yesterday's Forum (on KQED-FM) was dedicated to women's health and the NIH's attempts to establish research priorities in this area. That …

Researchers at Stanford and across the country are rushing to file their proposals for the NIH's Challenge Grant Program. The $200-million program, established as part …

Three years ago, I had the chance to interview Susan Wood, former director of the FDA Office of Women's Health, about that agency's controversial decision …

The Los Angeles Times has an interesting story today on how patients' faith can influence their medical decisions. We've all heard of patients who have …

As Amy Graff over at Mommy Files recently reported, the six largest manufacturers of baby bottles have voluntarily agreed to stop using bisphenol A, an …

Scientists and medical researchers have reason to smile a bit wider than usual: yesterday, as part of the $787 billion economic stimulus package signed by …

Within hours, the U.S. Senate is set to pass an economic stimulus package that includes $10 billion for the National Institutes of Health. The House …