U.S. Drug Prices Much Higher Than in Other Nations

Jan. 29, 2021 — Prescription drug prices in the U.S. are more than 250% times higher overall than those in 32 other countries, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation. The gap between prices was even higher for brand-name drugs, with U.S. prices 3.44 times more than those in the other countries. … Read more

COVID Stressing the Nation’s Stress Therapy System

Amy Cirbus, PhD, Talkspace, New York City. Lucy McBride, MD, Foxhall Internists, Washington, DC. LucyMcBride.com. Lynn Bufka, PhD, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. American Psychological Association. Death Studies: “Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial.” Psychiatric Services: “Outcomes of 98,609 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs patients enrolled in telemental health services, 2006-2010.” … Read more

First dynamic Covid surveillance system rolls out in 195 nations – ET HealthWorld

NEW YORK: In a first, a team of scientists has developed a new Covid-19 global surveillance system which can dynamically track not just where the virus is now, but where it is going, how fast it will arrive and whether that speed is accelerating. The new surveillance system has now been rolled out in 195 … Read more

U.S. Leads Wealthy Nations in Pregnancy-Related Deaths

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — American women are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in other wealthy countries — and a national shortage of maternity care providers bodes ill for the future. Those are some of the findings from a new report … Read more

Americans More Stressed by COVID Than Other Nations

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Americans are faring much worse mentally and financially during the COVID-19 pandemic than citizens of other high-income countries around the world, according to an international analysis. One-third of U.S. adults say they’ve experienced unbearable stress, anxiety and sadness during the pandemic and more than 30% have faced … Read more