News & Publications

April 13, 2021
The majority of parents feel informed and confident about pandemic protocols as kids resume sports but some are proceeding with caution.
March 15, 2021
Nearly half of parents have noticed a new or worsening mental health condition in their teen since the pandemic started; 3 in 4 say COVID-19 has negatively affected teens’ social interactions.
March 2, 2021
Just 1 in 5 dollars spent on 15 top-selling “partial orphan drugs” – those approved to treat both rare and common diseases – were for the rare diseases for which the sponsors of these drugs received lucrative orphan drug benefits.
February 23, 2021
Among privately and publicly insured patients aged 13-64 years undergoing dental procedures between 2013-2018, two-thirds of opioid prescriptions were for tooth extraction, a procedure for which opioids are no better than over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen.
February 17, 2021
Among Medicare Advantage enrollees hospitalized for influenza in 2018, mean out-of-pocket spending was almost $1,000, suggesting that cost-sharing for COVID-19 hospitalizations may be substantial in this population if voluntary waivers of cost-sharing from insurers are allowed to expire.