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Welcome to Pro Pharma Talks, where we bring clarity to a variety of healthcare topics -- from pharmacy to medical insurance, and more!

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    • 3.1 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to Pro Pharma Talks, where we bring clarity to a variety of healthcare topics -- from pharmacy to medical insurance, and more!

    Government Funded Research & Privately Sold Medications

    Government Funded Research & Privately Sold Medications

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    • 35 min
    Cyber Security & Healthcare

    Cyber Security & Healthcare

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    • 35 min
    The Reality of Testing Positive for Covid-19

    The Reality of Testing Positive for Covid-19

    1. The science of Covid-19

    2. Pneumonia Vaccine

    3. Immunocompromised patients do well with most vaccinations including RSV – these patients at increased risk of infections – new research indicates that vaccinations against human papillomavirus, hepatitis B, herpes zoster are not a problem to give

    4. Misinformation


    Prevention is KEY!
    Once you have Covid-19, now what? –
    Access
    Precautionary responsibility
    Super-spreaders

    5. Supporting Information



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    • 45 min
    A Model for High Quality, Low Cost Health Care

    A Model for High Quality, Low Cost Health Care

    PP Talks – A Model for High Quality, Low Cost Health Care


    Rational -Arguments over ACA indicate that it is worthwhile to find another solution that uses basic principles to deliver high quality at low cost –The Cure That Works, by Sean Masaki Flynn
    Message  -- health care first rate, easily accessible, and inexpensive
    Singapore health care system
    Target – Singapore:  Elements of health care services
    Insurance
    Examples
    US Examples

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    • 41 min
    Observations on the Argument Over Health Care Policy

    Observations on the Argument Over Health Care Policy

    1. Who Makes HC Policy?

         a. State differences – access, price and coverage

         b. Individuals affected – 

              i. 17M buy insurance

              ii. 29M don’t have insurance

              iii. MCare & Medicaid not affected – State expansion of Medicaid, but higher rates of inflation in Red States

    2. Hospital Closures & Medicaid Expansion

         a. ACA improving health care?

              i. Hospitals closed in States rejecting Medicaid

                   1. States expanding Medicaid – lower and falling hospital closures

                   2. ACA – improved hospital financial performance w/lower probability of closure for rural markets and counties w/large amt of uninsured

                   3. Supreme Court left Medicaid expansion to the States

                   4. Hospital closure leads to loss of well-paying and skilled jobs

    3. Wall Street – Another Option for Paying For Health Care Benefits

         a. Sell wealth management to individuals

              i. Lower cost method to gain new customers

              ii. Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, E*Trade, Amazon/JPMorgan/Berkshire Hathaway

              iii. Wall St has the analytics to redeploy investment dollars to benefits

              iv. Same as insurance brokers?

              v. TPA/PBM – middleman model to transactional model

    4. Geography Matters – John Wennberg, MD

         a. Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care – cost of living, site of care, volume of services delivered, hospital/MD salaries

         b. Example – 

              i. SF Chronicle reports cost in No. CA 30% > So. Ca d/t UC Berkeley Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare

              ii. Primary reasons -- D/t consolidation in hospitals, insurance and MD practices b/w 2010-2016 (adj for higher cost of living and wages)

              iii. Result – mergers/acquisitions in health care = HP+PBMs, MD practices, Plans, Pharmacies lead to higher costs

              iv. Marketplace competition, technology, telehealth, international competition, competitor ads leverage cost differences

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    • 44 min
    Fake & Counterfeit Medications

    Fake & Counterfeit Medications

    What do people believe in fake medicines?

    1. Differences between fake and counterfeit?

         a. Counterfeit is medicine without active ingredient, contaminated, or wrong ingredient

              i. Counterfeit examples – Fentanyl, Oncology meds – BCNU, Botox, Artesunate for malaria, antibiotics, meningitis vaccines, ED drugs

         b. False treatments 

              i. Examples – fake miracle cancer cures, coronavirus treatments, nutritional supplements, cosmetic treatments, beauty treatments

         c. Result – harm, loss of hope and money

    2. Fake coronavirus treatments

         a. Fake tests

         b. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers, counterfeit respirators, biomagnetism magnetic therapy, covid-19 test packages, OMI sale therapy pipes inhalers, amniotic fluid products, colloidal silver, CBD

         c. Fake treatments

              i. Hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine

              ii. Natural treatments and cures

                   1. Herbal cold remedies, immune system support products, nutritional vitamins from natural sources to protect from infection, covid-19 cough syrups, natural zinc and vitamin C

    3. Why do people believe?

         a. Confirmation bias

         b. Lack of credible evaluation

         c. Attention and impatience

         d. Cognitively lazy

         e. Emotions

         f. Reiteration

         g. Social pressure

    4. Conclusion

         a. Skeptical of treats & cures

         b. Evidence, and confirmation

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Lucy Pasteur ,

Unethical ignorance!

You guys are criminals and you know it! You emulate Nazi medical conspirators! Your “facts” are diabolical lies. May your karma come soon & redeem the world of such evil. The cdc is a murderous mafia & you’re part of it!

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