health policy

Trump blames “global freeloading” for costly US drugs. That’s not the problem

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on Trump blames “global freeloading” for costly US drugs. That’s not the problem
Introducing his plan to reduce prescription drug prices in America today, Donald Trump said his government would focus on “tougher negotiation, more competition, and much lower prices.” The president criticized drug makers and insurance companies for failing to put “American patients first.” After listing a series of measures aimed at the US market—such as encouraging Read More

Tattletales in a Japanese office complained about coworkers’ smoke breaks and won more vacation time

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Tattletales in a Japanese office complained about coworkers’ smoke breaks and won more vacation time
The problem began in the basement of a Tokyo high rise, in the designated area where the building’s smokers could congregate for cigarette breaks. The drama, though, unfolded 29 floors above, where non-smoking employees at marketing firm named Piala began to notice their smoker colleagues—about a third of the workforce—would spend the same number of Read More