“You’ve earned the right to ask the questions you have around these vaccines and this vaccine development process. Trust-especially when it has been stripped from people- has to be rebuilt in a brick-by-brick fashion.” – Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) There is a light at […]
Tackling Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Limited English Proficient Communities: Lessons From the Flu Shot.
2020 was an unprecedented year of innovation in healthcare. The Covid-19 pandemic led to numerous scientific advances in diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to combat the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus. But developing vaccines is just one part of the effort to end the pandemic, encouraging people to take them is another challenge. Previous widespread vaccination campaigns, such as […]
In the US, medical non-adherence accounts for 30-50% percent of chronic disease treatment failures and close to 125,000 preventable deaths each year, representing losses of $637 billion for the pharmaceutical industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional strain as healthcare utilization dropped significantly . 82% of healthcare providers surveyed indicated a significant decline in appointments […]
As Medicare and Medicaid increasingly move away from fee-for-service payments, healthcare systems and providers must adapt to alternative models that include financial risk. However, those costs aren’t spread out evenly among the patient population. Just 5% of Medicaid recipients make up 54% of the total Medicaid expenditure, for example. While this subset of beneficiaries, known […]
A recent article published by Clinical Leader illustrates the importance of making information about clinical trial participation accessible to those who are currently under-represented in pharmaceutical research. The findings concluded that understanding where minority groups are currently going to find further information is a good start to bridging the existing disparities in Clinical Research by […]
Estee Lauder was set to export its Country Mist makeup when country managers in Germany pointed out that “mist” is slang for “manure.” Oops! The product was re-branded Country Moist in Germany. A sports utility vehicle from Mitsubishi was called the Montero in the U.S. and Latin America, marketed as the Shogun in Europe, but […]