Tagged health care

Reproductive Health in the Time of Trump

In the ideal world of healthcare, everyone everywhere would have access to excellent quality of care, regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, or any other factor that may cause disparity. However, the world we live in today does not provide such an opportunity for everyone due to the institutionalized nature of healthcare and striking disparities between…

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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