Study Discovers Longer ER Waits for the Mentally Ill

One would think that in the year 2017, we would have proper services available to the mentally ill, including ensuring that they’re not being pushed aside and forced into longer wait lines in the ER. Unfortunately, in many emergency rooms throughout Massachusetts, this is the reality that mentally ill patients have to endure day in


Freedom Ain’t Free: Agent Orange’s Toll

In 1961, the United States was more than shoulder-deep in the Vietnam war. Forests, dark and thick, sheltered the enemy. Something had to be done to clear the way. The military recruited Agent Orange, a dioxin-based herbicide, spraying down the foliage to reveal the hidden positions of the Viet Cong. The poison helped during the


New Paper Shines Spotlight On Popular Morning Sickness Drug

For many women, pregnancy is one of those magical times full of excitement. Unfortunately, pregnancy also doles out one particular unpleasant side effect to many moms to be — morning sickness. Morning sickness is one of the more common side effects of pregnancy and impacts an estimated 75% of women. About 1% of women experience


Review Panels for Medical Malpractice Claims?

Last week we discussed tort reform and Republican plans to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. A part of their plans may include a controversial proposal led by Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who has recently been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to become the top health official in the nation. His controversial proposal would fund “state-run


“Repeal…and Replace?” More like Repeal and Wait

The days of Obamacare are limited, but what will be the alternative? The GOP is attempting to move swiftly to eliminate marketplace plans, but an immediate replacement can’t be guaranteed, leaving millions of Americans and their insurance companies scrambling to figure out what the options are. “Repeal…and Replace?” More like repeal and wait.


Definition of Insanity: Attempting to Defund or Eliminate the ACA

The Affordable Care Act has been a target of Republican ire since its inception, and since the elephant stampede of the 2010 midterm elections they have attempted to pass legislation to defund or eliminate the ACA more than sixty times[1]. For the last six years this has been nothing more than political pandering, with an absurd amount of time dedicated to an action that was impossible during Obama’s presidency. Once again we are preparing for a political tug of war that will only serve to give the American people a bad case of rope burn.



New Law Shines Light On Prescription Drug Pricing

In an era where prescription drug manufacturers seem to be raising prices on life-saving medicines left and right, citizens across the U.S. are looking towards our leaders to help get the costs under control. Fortunately, one state seems to be willing to take the lead on those efforts. Last June, Vermont legislators enacted a new