Tag Archives: Needs

Your Heart Needs More Than Six Hours of Sleep Nightly

When you think of methods to boost your heart health, you probably think about diet and exercise, but there’s another component that’s also important: sleep. Getting enough sleep each night, and quality sleep at that, has previously been associated with cardiovascular risk, and recent research also found that sleep is connected with subclinical atherosclerosis.1 Atherosclerosis… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

With pivot to less-rare diseases, Alexion needs a new sticker-price plan, CEO says

SAN FRANCISCO—In 2019, Alexion is looking to pivot from an ultrarare-disease company to a rare-disease company—and it knows its pricing strategy has to change. With its top-selling therapy, Soliris, the company is moving into new diseases that aren’t nearly as rare as its previous targets. The drug recently nabbed an approval in generalized myasthenia gravis and is looking… Read More »