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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.
February 15, 2021
1 in 3 parents feel COVID-19 has made it harder to get preventive dental care for their child; families with Medicaid may face greater barriers.