By

Leora Schiff

27
Apr
2020

Capturing Family History, While We Have Time

COVID-19 is threatening our families’ present and future. That much is clear. What may be less clear is that it’s also taking a toll on our past. Because of the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on our elderly, we are at risk of losing important connections to our family histories. How many of us have thought they should ask their parents about...
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2
Apr
2020

COVID-19’s Unexpected Silver Lining: A Chance at Redemption for US Healthcare

The US healthcare system has taken a lot of heat the past few years. Stories about surprise out-of-network hospital bills, overpriced drugs and sky-high insurance premiums and deductibles have severely tarnished the reputations of hospitals, drugmakers and health insurers. The COVID-19 pandemic presents these industries with a chance for a fresh start. Everything that they do, and why they do...
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19
Mar
2020

COVID-19 Response – the Roadmap Not Followed

Public health is not sexy. Vaccines haven’t been a good business investment. But what has become abundantly clear is that infectious disease preparedness can have a greater impact on morbidity and mortality than all the sexy innovative therapies combined. We are looking down the barrel of a gun. We are about to get blown away by a pandemic as the...
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2
Mar
2020

Reconceiving the Value of Curative Therapies

I recently listened to Luke Timmerman’s excellent interview, Facing Up to a Political Crisis: BIO Chair Jeremy Levin on The Long Run. Levin spoke extensively about the existing crisis that the biotechnology industry is facing as a result of the public’s loss of trust in the industry. His solution: companies need to focus on two core principles: innovation and getting...
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3
Jan
2019

Medicare’s CAR (-T) Wreck

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