Black and Latino neighborhoods in the 30 most populous U.S. cities had fewer pharmacies than white or diverse neighborhoods in 2007-2015, USC research shows, suggesting that ‘pharmacy deserts’ — like so-called food deserts — may be an overlooked contributor to persistent racial and ethnic health disparities.
Despite a 1979 federal court-ordered settlement that would have pumped millions of dollars into California for Native American health care, the state’s share remains stunningly underfunded by the Indian Health Service, according to a new story from The Center for Health Reporting.
New research from Schaeffer Center expert Neeraj Sood was featured in The New York Times. Sood and colleagues found that rapid antigen tests detect about half of children infected with COVID-19, but more than 90% of the most contagious children.
A new blog post coauthored by Schaeffer Center experts in Health Affairs finds that insurer preferences for biologic and biosimilar drugs adds cost and complicates the work of hospital pharmacists and physicians.
While COVID-19 hospitalizations are down, a new Schaeffer Center white paper highlights the importance of investing in minimally invasive technologies that will allow hospitals to prepare for future surges.
Pregnant women in California are, like Thulien, increasingly facing a gestational diabetes diagnosis. The disorder’s unrelenting ascent has alarmed medical providers, and spurred a range of efforts to address the problem.