As Cuba continues its slow and painful recovery from Hurricane Irma’s destruction, Pittsburgh-based Global Links has stepped up to help the island’s 11.5 million people recover by donating medical equipment from regional hospitals – while boosting waste diversion efforts here in the U.S.
The federal government may not yet have a plan to combat the nationwide opioid crisis, but many state attorneys general are doing their part by pushing back against drug companies. And AGs from red and blue states alike are hitting opioid makers where it hurts the most: their pocketbooks.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has released a report documenting that the world is at risk of missing the 2030 sustainability goals. So they’ve organized a two-day event in New York starting tonight, to harness the world’s attention. It’s all part of a broader plan to ensure that government funding and public awareness support the effort all the way to the finish.
According to a Princeton University economist, the opioid crisis could account for as much as 20 percent of the decline in American men’s participation in the labor force.
The supplement testing company LabDoor is taking on the health claims of celebrities, from right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to the Kardashian clan.
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare actually was good for the economy. That’s the consensus of several research teams that have studied everything from its success in encouraging individuals to seek coverage to its impact on job growth. And no, it wasn’t a “job killer,” Ted.
President Trump’s recent declaration that transgender military enlistees incur “tremendous medical costs” for the government flies in the face of research that shows that the cost of an inclusive environment in today’s businesses is minimal, says the Human Rights Campaign. Its Corporate Index study found that 73 percent of companies it surveyed now provide healthcare for LBGT employees, and the costs are no where near the cost of a presidential weekend golf trip.
We think of the cost of fossil fuel subsidies in terms of our tax dollars. But a new report put out by the European NGO, Health and Environment Alliance, suggests the costs are much higher. What often isn’t calculated into those figures, says HEAL, is our health.
Geohealth – the intersection of place and public heath – is a word and theme you’ll be hearing increasingly, as the global population deals with rising temperatures and sea levels due to climate change.
HP has been working to stamp out illiteracy in India’s small and remote villages. This year the company will take the effort a step further, showing that today’s mobile technology can alleviate endemic poverty.
The pharmaceutical giant GSK recently announced that a new version of its Synflorix pneumonia vaccine, which does not require refrigeration, is close to gaining full approval worldwide. The company will distribute 720 million doses by the mid-2020s.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit last week accusing opioid companies of fraud, and now three states are fighting back against pharmaceutical manufacturers in order to hold them accountable for the ongoing U.S. prescription drug epidemic.
Crowdfunding increasingly has become a way to raise funds for rising health care costs. The problem, however, is that the occasional success story treats some systems, but does not provide sustainable solutions for our health care system’s enduring problems.