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How Marketing Drives Up Medical Lab Tests—and Your Costs

A front-line doctor dissects in The New England Journal of Medicine why a $30 pap smear test to detect cervical cancer now costs $1,000 or more. And how the marketing practices behind that exponential, and unnecessary, jump in costs could lead to a rise in cervical cancer deaths.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 READ MORE


Primary Care ‘on the Verge of Collapse’: Doctors

The American College of Physicians says that the business of administering routine physicals and treating minor problems could fall apart without immediate reforms. | story

Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


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