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Just a year ago, most Americans devoted little time and attention to the question of pharmaceutical pricing.
This article was originally published by the Source.  One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher. How do Americans get better value for their health care dollars? One answer may be novel pricing models that more closely link a drug’s price […]
The legalization of marijuana has become a trend in various states across the United States. As a result of looser marijuana policies, a whole new market for recreational marijuana retailers has developed in legalized states. The authors of this study sought to examine the online marijuana marketing practices on Weedmaps, a popular website for retailers. […]
The following media coverage on COVID-19 features Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars. The Next New Normal: What Health Measures Are Here To Stay, And What Will End With The Pandemic KSDK 5 | 3/23/21 As we begin to imagine an ending to the pandemic, Dr. Hilary Babcock discusses what “forever changes” experts say could […]
Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration RUMI KATO PRICE, PhD, MPE Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine Faculty Scholar, Institute for Public Health Scholar, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences Bio: Dr. Rumi Kato Price is a professor of psychiatry and a psychiatric epidemiologist who brings her expertise to bear on a range of research […]
Seed Funding Project Reduces Smoking Rate Among Severely Mentally Ill Patients Project Findings Lead to Two Years of NCI Supplement Funding A project implemented through the Institute for Public Health’s Center for Dissemination & Implementation pilot and small grants program is making inroads in helping patients quit smoking. Dr. Li-Shiun Chen, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and […]
WashU Expert: Incentivizing New Uses For Off-Patent Drugs This article originally appeared on The Source and is reprinted here with permission. Generic medications could be an effective way to improve health outcomes while lowering costs, but the existing drug patent system is poorly designed to motivate such discoveries, says an expert on health law at Washington University […]
by Kara Lubischer, MUPPD, Community Development Specialist, University of Missouri Extension; and Leslie Bertsch, MS, MPH, RD,  Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension The HEAL initiative is working to reduce obesity in the City of St. Louis by increasing access to healthier foods. The Problem How close do you live to the nearest grocery store? […]
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Public health professionals should investigate ways to utilize social media to get important messages to young people.
The Institute for Public Health will award $15,000 to Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, PhD, in Washington University’s Department of Psychiatry, to support her project “Examination of the role of social media on substance use and violence behaviors.”
by Keith G. Taylor of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis FRED® is a web-based aggregator of economic and social science time series data operated by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which provides a set of tools to find, download, analyze, visualize, and otherwise understand these data. Let’s deconstruct that statement. FRED is free! […]
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has celebrated National Nutrition Month® since 1980. Themes have ranged from Food Fads Fool to Step Up to Get Your Plate in Shape. The goal each year includes increasing awareness of the importance of nutrition. Even though National Nutrition Month® is coming to a close, the key points of […]
Research Team Uses Economics Tool to Measure Racial Inequities in Virus Testing By Kim Furlow, Institute for Public Health Almost every health official, physician or researcher you speak with will agree: COVID-19 testing among every population is essential for informing virus detection, self-isolation, and prevention of onward transmission. Racial disparities related to the COVID-19 epidemic […]
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