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What is research and why should you care?

Apr 21/GHLF Staff / Memos

by Ben Nowell, MSW, Ph.D.   Anyone in science or academia will tell you that the primary goal of undertaking a Ph.D. is to learn how to become a research scientist. Having recently completed a Ph.D. myself, I now feel more excited, yet more daunted than ever about scientific research and its implications. But what […]


GHLF Supports AIR 340B Hospital Charity Care Analysis

Mar 25/GHLF Staff / Memos Seth's 50 State Network

The Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) is excited to announce its support for the recent release of an Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) hospital charity care analysis entitled “Unfulfilled Expectations: An Analysis of Charity Care provided by 340B Hospitals”. Congress created the 340B program in 1992 to help uninsured, low-income patients […]


GHLF Comments at FDA Public Arthritis Advisory Committee Meeting

Feb 10/GHLF Staff / arthritis

FDA PUBLIC HEARING STATEMENT, OPINION AND RECOMMENDATION Joint Meeting of the Arthritis Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee       Discussion of data and analyses published in 2006 or later that are relevant to further understanding the relationship between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cardiovascular thrombotic risk that is […]


50 State Network Advocate Brief: Fail First/Step Therapy

Jan 29/GHLF Staff / Memos Seth's 50 State Network

How can you help? Currently, state governments across the country are holding hearings to debate the introduction, modification, or total removal of Fail First/Step Therapy policies in their state. Through your grassroots advocacy as part of the 50 State Network— online and in-person — the Fail First message of poor outcomes, inefficiencies, and higher costs […]


50 State Network Advocate Talking Points: Fail First/Step Therapy

Jan 29/GHLF Staff / Seth's 50 State Network Talking Points

  1. When a patient has to fail first on a drug before being allowed to take the medication originally prescribed, the patient, physician and public health suffers. 2. Fail first policies intrude on the patient/physician relationship and lead to: Prolonged illness Unstabilized care and the potential for permanent damage to occur Higher overall healthcare […]