The November 2004 issue of Health Care News opens with an article by Peter Pitts, director of the Center for Medicines in the Public Interest and senior health policy fellow for the Pacific Research Institute, who reports "the business of selling fake prescription drugs to unsuspecting consumers is a burgeoning global industry."
Also on page 1:
- Congress takes up proposals for long-term care insurance;
- Illinois Senator Dick Durbin finally agreed not to oppose a high-risk pool measure he has been blocking for seven months; and
- Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney aims to require all residents to have health insurance or prove they can provide for their own care.
Also in this issue: employer-based health insurance, the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, Commonsense Consumption Act, Medicaid reform in Vermont, health policy-making after Hurricane Katrina, "concierge medicine," estate law in Kansas, nutritional disease, and reviews of A Call to Action: Taking Back Healthcare for Future Generations and Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.
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