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Imagine waking up one early morning, groggy and confused, reaching for a blaring alarm clock next to your bed to hit the snooze button. The first attempt to hit it fails, although you should be able to see it out of the corner of your eye.  Suddenly, you realize you can’t perceive your alarm clock,…

Maternal and Family Health in the 2016 Election

Healthcare, particularly with regard to family and child benefits, is one of the most controversial topics being discussed in this upcoming election cycle. The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid parental leave laws of any kind, but the responsibility to update this and other aspects of the United States’…

Bridging Gender and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Care

Alaina Maciá, CEO of Medical Transport Management (MTM) and an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), has dedicated her career to breaking down barriers: those that affront socioeconomically-­disadvantaged patients in accessing health care, and those that hinder women in the workplace. While these issues seem unrelated, Maciá seizes her position as a female…

The Forces Behind Rising Drug Prices: Looking Past Martin Shkreli and Daraprim

  Turing Pharmaceuticals, led by CEO Martin Shkreli, recently acquired Daraprim, a drug that treats a deadly parasitic infection, and promptly raised its price from $13.50 to $750. Shkreli earned himself the reputation of a “pharma bro” through his brash handling of the situation in the media and especially on Twitter, where he called critics…

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