Medications

9 out of 10 Americans live close to a community pharmacy

Almost 90% of the U.S. population lives within 5 miles of a community pharmacy, but more than half of Americans have to commute for more than 1 mile to reach a pharmacist. A new nationwide analysis published online in the ...

Medical economics

Priority groups have 'worst access' to COVID-19 vaccines in NZ

New Zealand's rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has failed Māori and at-risk communities as health officials relied on current health services, regardless of their already inequitable distribution, says a new study.

Oncology & Cancer

Colorectal cancer screening lags among rural women, study finds

Women who live in urban and rural areas get screened for breast cancer at similar rates, but rural women get screened for colorectal cancer at significantly lower rates than their urban counterparts, new research reveals.

Medical economics

Study: Spike in hospitals suing patients over unpaid medical bills

A study by researchers at Yale and Stanford universities reveals a significant increase in lawsuits over unpaid hospital bills in Wisconsin, providing further evidence of the financial hardship that the U.S. health care system ...

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