Medical economics

The costs of caring for a graying population

With the "graying population" phenomenon becoming widespread, many countries are facing the challenge of caring for their elderly population. In Japan, the country with the oldest population, a universal long-term care (LTC) ...

Health

Drug testing programs reduce overdose deaths, says expert

Drug testing programs can reduce overdose deaths—but politics are getting in the way of the growing public health emergency, according to a new brief from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.