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In Brief: Increased Use of Cannabis During Pregnancy, But Little Data on Reproductive Safety

Despite decreasing rates of alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, the use of cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise.  According to data collected from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the use of cannabis in pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years rose from 2.37% in 2002 to 3.85% in 2014… Read More »

Verma: Move to value-based care slowed by lack of access to data

The value-based transformation in healthcare is not moving quickly enough, and a major reason for the industry’s slow adoption is the difficulty in obtaining health data. That’s the contention of Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who lamented the country’s lack of progress in transitioning away from fee-for-service. “Value-based care… Read More »