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NextHealth PHL

B.PHL Festival Highlights Innovation in Philadelphia’s Healthcare Industry

Philadelphia’s ever-expanding healthcare industry was a key topic of discussion during last week’s B.PHL Innovation Festival. A team of local titans in business, healthcare and science, including […]

NextHealth PHL

Why the $4.3 Billion Spark Therapeutics Deal Is Still Delayed

This week, Swiss multinational healthcare company Roche announced yet another delay in the company’s intended $4.3 billion acquisition of Philadelphia-based gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics. Spark […]

NextHealth PHL

NextUp: The Local Company Pioneering Gene Therapy for Pets

“NextUp” is a weekly NextHealth PHL feature that highlights the local leaders, organizations, and research shaping the Greater Philadelphia region’s life sciences ecosystem. Email qmuse@phillymag.com […]

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City Life

The Mütter Museum, Philly’s Highbrow House of Horrors, Preps for Good Kind of Growth

The Mütter Museum, a temple to the many medical abnormalities that can befall a human being, is preparing for a growth spurt. Museum officials announced on Wednesday […]

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Be Well Philly

9 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

While out-of-pocket drug costs have been rising for decades, there are often ways to get meds at more affordable prices — most people just don’t […]

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Be Well Philly

6 Outrageously Expensive Drugs We Really Hope You Don’t Need

Because we care so much about you, dear readers, we set out to find the most expensive drugs in America, so we could warn you […]

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Be Well Philly

The Wildly Expensive Cost of Prescription Drugs

Sky-high prices. Confusing co-pays. Maddening bureaucracy. Why is our pharmaceutical system such an impenetrable mess? We took a deep dive into the world of prescription drug […]

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Be Well Philly

American Prescription Drug Prices Are Out of Control. One Man’s Furious Quest to Get to the Bottom of It.

I was at the end of the long table in the conference room when I realized the drugs had become a problem. As I tried […]

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Business

Philly’s Spark Therapeutics Is Revolutionizing Medicine

The dogs told her it would work, back in 2000. Jean Bennett had been a gene-therapy researcher for two decades at that point, starting with […]

City Life

Amy Reed, Penn Physician and Patient Advocate, Dies at 44

In the March 2016 issue of Philadelphia magazine, I told the story of Amy Reed, a young Penn-trained physician and mother of six who in 2013 […]

City Life

Bucks Couple Vindicated by Report on Dangerous Medical Device

It’s been more than three years since Amy Reed went into a hospital in Boston for a simple operation to remove her uterine fibroid. But […]

City Life

Drug-Resistant Superbug Found in Pennsylvania Woman

A terrifying strain of drug-resistant bacteria has made its first appearance in the United States — in a Pennsylvania woman. The report, posted online Thursday […]

City Life

Are Doctors the Key to Ending Philly Gun Violence?

The sunlight and the tease of perfectly mild weather lured Nikki Jones and her son out of their low-slung West Philadelphia rowhouse on March 23rd. […]

Business

Penn Study: Mustaches More Common Than Women in Top Medical Leadership Posts

You probably could’ve guessed — if asked — that there are more men than women leading the nation’s top academic medical institutions in America. But […]

City Life

These 10 Philly Docs Received $12.8 Million from Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Companies Last Year

Update: This post has been clarified to more accurately characterize the nature of some of the payments these doctors receive. The payment totals listed are from device makers […]