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Robin Feldman on Drug Manufacturers’ Abuse of the Citizen-Petition Process

Published on: Author: Jaime King

Soaring healthcare prices currently threaten the viability of our healthcare system and the overall economy. U.S. healthcare spending, both per capita and as a percentage of GDP, far outpaces spending by any other high-income country, without corresponding increases in quality or access to care. Pharmaceutical drug prices, a component of overall healthcare spending, have dramatically… Continue reading

Jaime King on the Anti-Competitive Potential of Cross-Market Mergers in Health Care

Published on: Author: Robin Feldman

What drives health care costs ever higher? Consolidation may be playing a key role. In this context, Professor Jaime King’s contribution to the St. Louis University Annual Health Law Symposium, “The Anti-Competitive Potential of Cross-Market Mergers in Health Care” (coauthored with Erin C. Fuse Brown), is a clarion call for antitrust authorities to consider seriously… Continue reading

Jaime King et al. on Freestanding Emergency Departments and the Healthcare Game

Published on: Author: Emily Murphy

The fragmented nature of the U.S. healthcare system creates many targets for criticism. Innovations such as freestanding emergency departments (EDs) have recently drawn fire from payers, policy makers, and professional organizations. In a new article in the Annals of Emergency Medicine titled “Don’t Hate the Player; Hate the Game,” Professor Jaime King (writing with physician… Continue reading