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Is It a Feminist Right to Want More Sex? One Company Thinks a Pill Is the Answer – Kaiser Health News

Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about a “disease awareness” campaign for a pill called Addyi from Sprout Pharmaceuticals, and how these types of campaigns trouble critics because of the attempts to define low sexual desire as a widespread disease that is treatable with a pill. “[Sprout is] definitely appropriating all that language, making it seem like a feminist issue,” says Woloshin. “This is an issue that involves women, but that doesn’t mean that taking this drug is something you should do because you’re a feminist.”

Medicare for All: Promise and Perils – Kiplinger

Read article – Ellen Meara, professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and adjunct professor in economics, is quoted in an article about the issue of health care reform as the 2020 election approaches, and how Medicare for All is a proposal that has emerged as an early favorite. Many health economists are open to the idea of substantial reform, but “politically, it’s just not realistic,” says Meara.

Will Displaying Drug List Prices In Ads Help Lower Costs? – NPR

Read article – Quotes Adrienne Faerber, a lecturer at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how the Trump administration moved forward on Wednesday with its plan to lower prescription drug prices by requiring drugmakers to display the list price. “When you go to the car dealer and you see that sticker price and you can negotiate a better price that can fit your budget directly with the car dealership,” Faerber explains. But, she says, drug prices are negotiated through layers of middlemen: “So you don’t get to negotiate based on these prices like you would with a car.”

Information for Faculty Marching in Class Day and/or Commencement

Faculty members, emeriti, research associates, and administrative officers are invited to march in the academic processions. Please register even if you do not need regalia. Read on for more information about regalia rental, event information, faculty guest tickets, and severe weather plans. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Hoisington at 650-1509 or via email at Tina.L.Hoisington@Dartmouth.edu.