Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, bringing you a compilation of articles we’ve come across recently to help you stay up to date on some of the latest healthcare news.
This week’s roundup includes stories about aging Baby Boomers’ medical needs, prescription use among Americans and a new book appealing for renewed person-centeredness in healthcare.
- A study conducted by the United Health Foundation finds Baby Boomers will be sicker and costlier to the healthcare system than previous generations of senior citizens.
- Approximately three out of every five Americans are taking at least one prescription medication, elevating concern for increased dependency, self-medication, over prescribing and overuse.
- The average American family’s healthcare costs have tripled over the past 15 years, according to a report released on Tuesday.
- Engineers at MIT are developing a portable pharmaceutical manufacturing plant that could revolutionize how medications are produced and disseminated, particularly in combat or crisis zones.
- Author Dr. Abraham Nussbaum’s new book describes how population-based reforms have led to a loss of relationship between providers and their patients.