Research and Development Costs and Drug Pricing: Link Tenuous at Best

Research and Development Costs and Drug Pricing: Link Tenuous at Best

A study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine links the cost of developing a new drug to the ultimate revenue a company receives. The results suggest that curbing R&D costs may not have much effect on drug pricing at all. For the video version, click here.

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Estrogen Pills, Patches, and Sex After Menopause

Estrogen Pills, Patches, and Sex After Menopause

A randomized trial appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals modest, but significant effects of transdermal estrogen on sexual function in post-menopausal women. But there are some caveats. For the video version, click here.

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Work Hours in Dual-Physician Couples: The Effect of Children

Work Hours in Dual-Physician Couples: The Effect of Children

A research letter appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine documents a striking decrease in work hours among women physicians once they have children - a finding that does not extend to their male physician spouses. For the video version, click here.

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Paying Patients for HIV Control

Paying Patients for HIV Control

A study appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine found that paying patients with HIV to keep their viral load under control modestly, but significantly, improved that control. But physicians often have issues with financial incentive programs... 

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