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Comment on: Co-owner of proposed Everett casino site refuses to sign pledge that no secret partners are involved in land deal - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/11/2014 08:51:57 EDT
"Build casinos." The dead end mantra of those on the make...
Comment on: Medicare releases trove of data showing how much it pays individual doctors; eye specialists top list - Health & wellness - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/10/2014 08:37:06 EDT
PL: And you don't think this type of exposure and transparency will have any role in facilitating an earlier "fix?"
Posted 04/10/2014 07:57:11 EDT
And now that this article has highlighted the degree to which Lucentis is implicated in astronomical Medicare costs, perhaps the market will assume its proper role, and hasten some lower cost alternat more »
Posted 04/10/2014 07:27:38 EDT
I don't necessarily disagree, PL. My point is without this data, we couldn't even be having this dialogue.
Comment on: Drugmakerâs dual duel role as friend, foe - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/10/2014 07:15:12 EDT
This article gives quite a black eye to Alkermes.
Minimally, they should have seen the potential for this type of damage to their brand, and should probably have divested this drug, Zohydro.
Posted 04/10/2014 07:10:09 EDT
This is the part of the article worth highlighting: "The American Medical Association, a large doctorsâ lobbying group, and others fought to stop release of the data, arguing that it would invade ph more »
Comment on: Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/09/2014 03:48:12 EDT
"Although Medicare is financed by taxpayers, the data have been off limits to the public for decades. Physician organizations went to court to block its release, arguing it would amount to an invasion more »
Comment on: Dudley Square needs Starbucks - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/04/2014 09:18:10 EDT
Agreed. I think there's already a strong bias in our community to support the local gal/guy, but they've got to do their homework in positioning themselves competitively, and in consistently providin more »
Comment on: Domestic violence laws are not applied equally - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/03/2014 07:38:35 EDT
Is there proof that he's guilty, or, at minimum, a history of this type of behavior?
Comment on: Harvard University report draws lessons from Marathon bombings - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/03/2014 07:23:08 EDT
Wow... What a white wash. If this default to what was, in effect, a police state, can happen here in Massachusetts within a matter of hours over a couple of hateful, overzealous, religiously-indoctri more »
Posted 04/03/2014 07:14:21 EDT
Clearly, the standards ARE different, based upon the situation. There can never be justice where such great inconsistency exists. Is the issue insufficient legislative support, inadequate policing of more »
Comment on: Report warns Massachusetts biotech cluster is vulnerable to fallout from health spending cuts - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/03/2014 07:03:52 EDT
"But the companies say their products, though costly, save money in the long term by keeping people out of the hospital." What has really changed is that, for the first time, they're being told to pro more »
Comment on: Lawmakers aim to toughen stateâs domestic violence laws in wake of Remy allegations - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/02/2014 12:21:05 EDT
I'm curious as to why comments are running 4:1 against this opinion? Given what we've learned from the Remy case, a bad judge, a weak prosecutor, inadequate legal protection or in this case, a deep-po more »
Comment on: Developers urge mayor to clarify Boston Redevelopment Authority process - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/01/2014 12:52:48 EDT
Agreed that this is a substantially better written column than the one that appeared, previously.
Comment on: Obamacare misses the target - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/31/2014 12:52:13 EDT
aferr: Here's a good, reasonable overview of the state of ACOs: http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/special-reports/maps-2012-medicare-accountable-care-organizations. I concede that it's early in the pro more »
Posted 03/31/2014 11:41:04 EDT
aferr: Your analysis and comparison is simplistic and lazy. There is real, genuine work being done in today's ACO model that IS driving costs down while simultaneously improving the patient experienc more »
Posted 03/31/2014 10:20:21 EDT
Interesting new study out by Kaiser Permanente in which they found: "Six in ten want Congress to keep the law in place and either leave it as is or work to improve it, while three in ten would prefer more »
Comment on: Hospitals take steps to set healthy examples for patients - Health & wellness - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/31/2014 09:51:20 EDT
I visited the Beth Israel cafeteria, recently. Although there was an attempt to steer a person toward healthier eating options, it was very clear to me they have much work to do there, yet...
Comment on: Massachusetts Catholics in Congress â accustomed to being shunned by the Vatican â are encouraged by thaw under Pope Francis - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/31/2014 09:48:57 EDT
I often think about the number of Boston politicians (and police officials of that period) who most certainly knew of the Boston Catholic church's pedophile situation, and chose to ignore it. Like Car more »
Comment on: The inside story of MIT and Aaron Swartz - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/30/2014 12:10:18 EDT
"Her job is to enforce the law, and she is expected to do so with zeal and determination." Irrespective of factors such as potential "political gain" for the prosecutor's career path? Or the poten more »
Comment on: Death does not transform a baby into âclinical wasteâ - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/30/2014 12:00:34 EDT
A very interesting and, I believe, valid comparison, cheddarman. Although many will be offended by your equating humans with animals, I believe you are absolutely correct at the level of underscoring more »
Posted 03/30/2014 11:52:59 EDT
I agree with those commenting that should a parent decide they want to assume the rights to proper burial, etc., they should be given this as a choice, and should have this as a right. In many medica more »
Posted 03/30/2014 11:35:20 EDT
This strikes me as the most insightful post, yet, about this tragic and complex situation. There's definitely a sense that the legal hand was overplayed to the detriment of a unique culture and a lon more »
Comment on: My painful, sweaty, scary life as a mover - Lifestyle - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/29/2014 04:16:38 EDT
Fun article. Have used Gentle Giant services repeatedly. It's amazing what those guys do. They're the best!
Comment on: Mayor Marty Walsh adopted a hands-off approach to development, but who has he handed it off to? - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/28/2014 12:37:03 EDT
Agreed wholeheartedly regarding the request to Mr. McGrory. Is this really the best writer The Globe can find for this kind of news? Repeatedly, we've seen Ms. Leung's writing be lazy, and her style more »