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A Tutorial on the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Roger D. Jones, PhD January 5, 2013 The pharmaceutical market place is not entirely a free market. The extreme demand for lifesaving products can make standard economic assumptions inoperable. Therefore, regulatory mechanisms have emerged to protect patients and to provide patients access to affordable medications. There are three aspects of pharmaceutical operations in the U.S. [...]

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Information management that improves health outcomes and reduces costs

by Roger D. Jones, PhD November 23, 2012 I would like to start this blog with a story about my college-age daughter. Like most college students, she likes pizza. Beth, because she is a modern child completely comfortable in the information age, orders her pizza over the internet. She can monitor the progress of her [...]

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How is healthcare different from a commodity?

by Roger D. Jones, PhD “How is healthcare different from a commodity?” may be as enigmatic as Caroll’s riddle from Alice in Wonderland, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” Lewis Carroll did not posit an answer to the riddle, but many people have suggested answers. My favorite may be, “Because neither one can [...]

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