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Your Doctor Prescribed a Medicine, But Will You Get It?

Seth J. Baum, MD In 2013 Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, judiciously proclaimed that “even one preventable death is one too many.” Just three years later we are.. read more



It’s Official; Doctors Have Become Commoditized – But is there still hope?

Posted on November 28, 2016 · Posted in cardiology, health, health insurance, medicine, News

The commoditization of doctors is a pattern both insidious and distressing. Examining reimbursement and medical practitioner nomenclature trends over the past few decades, one can see with certainty that doctors.. read more



Cardiology News: PCSK9 Inhibitors

by Seth J. Baum MD Recently, there have been several articles discussing the development, efficacy, cost and long-term impact of novel cholesterol lowering drugs – called PCSK9 inhibitors – new.. read more



The Collapse of Modern Medicine – From Bedside to Phone Calls

by Seth J. Baum MD Intending no disrespect to true war veterans, I will tell you that the 1980s was our Vietnam. As medical residents in New York City, the.. read more



Accessing PCSK9 Inhibitors: An Ongoing Bottleneck for Patients and Their Doctors

by Seth J. Baum MD PCSK9 inhibitors are the most significant advance in the management of elevated cholesterol in the last 3 decades. These injectable medications are indisputably revolutionary: They.. read more



Response to Matt Perrone‘s April 20th Associated Press Piece on PCSK9 Inhibitors

by Seth J. Baum MD I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak at length with Matt Perrone prior to his submitting an April 20th article on the PSCK9.. read more



FH Foundation’s National FH Registry Illustrates U.S. FH Population’s Risk for Early CHD

Posted on April 20, 2016 · Posted in cardiology, familial hypercholesterolemia, FH, health, lipids, medication, medicine, News, statins

Important research recently published in the American Heart Association’s journals illustrates that the cardiovascular disease burden and treatment patterns among patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in the US remain poorly.. read more



PCSK9 Inhibitors: Why Are They Under-Prescribed?

by Seth J. Baum, MD A recent article by Caroline Humer and Ransdell Pierson for Reuters reported on the unexpectedly paltry number of prescriptions for PCSK9 inhibitors, the revolutionary cholesterol.. read more



Curing Obamacare

Posted on February 29, 2016 · Posted in health, health insurance, medication, News, prescription drugs

by Seth J. Baum, MD Sporadically during the presidential debates we hear discussions that attempt to resolve issues. One of the most contentious one relates to healthcare, Obamacare specifically. Few.. read more



Heart Month: Looking Back on 2015 and Forward into 2016

Posted on February 1, 2016 · Posted in cardiology, health, medication, medicine, News, prescription drugs, Uncategorized

by Seth J. Baum, MD February is National Heart Month – a time of hope, jubilation and pride. Each year many of us write blogs or articles espousing the sentiments.. read more