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Blood Clots, Health, Health policy, North Carolina

To my insurer, the NC State Health Plan, about their and CVS Caremark’s dangerous decision to limit anticoagulant choice.

The following was emailed to Dale Folwell, State Treasurer of North Carolina and the Board of Trustees of the State Health Plan on December 12, 2021. Dear Treasurer Folwell and Members of the Board, I am a former State Employee and the spouse of a current State Employee.  I have the NC State Health Plan… Continue reading To my insurer, the NC State Health Plan, about their and CVS Caremark’s dangerous decision to limit anticoagulant choice.

Health, Health policy, Role of information

Why are medical care guidelines kept behind journal paywalls?

Think you and your doctor can access the latest expert knowledge about your medical condition?  Think again. Imagine you have cancer and receive chemotherapy. You develop a complication--a life-threatening blood clot, the second leading cause of death in cancer patients after the cancer itself. You’re frightened. What should your doctor do to save your life?… Continue reading Why are medical care guidelines kept behind journal paywalls?