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Pfizer Will Charge Patients $1,390 for COVID Anti-Viral Paxlovid

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Pfizer, Inc. plans to charge consumers more than double the price charged to the U.S. government for its COVID-19 anti-viral drug nirmatrelvir-ritonavir, sold under the brand name Paxlovid. A five-day course of the drug to treat COVID will soon cost patients $1,390.  According to researchers, it costs Pfizer $13 to manufacture the supply of pills […]

U.S. Spends the Most on Health Care, Has Worst Health Outcomes

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Despite the United States spending twice as much money on health care, the health of Americans is worse than other high income nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to a 2023 report by the Commonwealth Fund.1 In 2021, the U.S. expenditure for health care was $11,912 per person. Germany was […]

Private Equity Buyouts of Health Care Facilities Comes With Cost to Patients

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The rising trend in burnout of health care workers in recent years has presented an opportunity for private equity corporations in the United States to invest in the health care market at record high rates.1 For several decades, multibillion-dollar corporate giants have been gaining control of many sectors of American society, including the food industry […]

Some American Companies Dropping Vaccine Mandate for Employees After Supreme Court Ruling

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Several large corporations across the country including Starbucks, General Electric, Intel and Adidas are dropping COVID-19 vaccine mandates and weekly testing policies.1 The policy changes came following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down COVID vaccine mandates for companies with more than 100 employees, which were put into place by the Biden administration. The administration’s […]

Supreme Court Overturns Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Companies, Reinstates Mandate for 10 Million Health Care Workers

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The U.S. Supreme Court decided two matters involving vaccine mandates by the Biden administration. The oral arguments, which were heard back-to-back, addressed whether the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had the authority to enforce a federal mandate ordering private companies and organizations with 100 or more employees to compel their employees to get a […]

Supreme Court Holds Special Session to Rule on Federal COVID Vaccine Mandate

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On Jan. 7,  2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hold a special session to hear oral arguments in a group of cases challenging the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more employees and for healthcare workers who work in a facility that receives funding from the Centers […]

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