Posts Tagged ‘prescription drugs’

Two Reasons for Failure to Prevent the Rise of Obesity

January 29, 2022 — For decades now, public health figures have been talking about an urgent need to prevent and reverse the rise of obesity. A number of U.S. presidents – notably George W. Bush and Barack Obama – have embraced this goal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a whole division devoted to this goal. […]

The Prescription for More Obesity

January 22, 2022 — Without really thinking about it, most everyone assumes obesity is all about diet and exercise. But of course, the causes of obesity are not so simple. We have more obesity today than we did 20 years ago because multiple factors in our environment are triggering more obesity in people who are biologically susceptible. One of […]

Drug Prices Up as Health Spending Slows Down

March 9, 2013 — Drug prices are going up again at a time when overall health spending is slowing down. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that prescription drug costs rose 3.6% in 2012, more than double the 1.7% inflation rate. This news comes at the same time that slowing growth in healthcare spending overall led the Congressional […]