When the best prescription is deprescribing

  • January 29, 2020

Maisha Draves, MD, Medical Director for Pharmacy in Northern California, The Permanente Medical Group Lynn Deguzman, PharmD, Regional Clinical Operations Manager, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Several years ago, an elderly patient — let’s call her Eve — came to Kaiser…

Understanding the new SNAP rule: Why it hurts the most vulnerable

  • January 15, 2020

Renee Gross, JD, Health Policy Consultant, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy Pamela Schwartz, MPH, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Community Health At the start of a new year, we reflect on the past and what we’re looking forward to in…

Rena Conti

Determining drug value: Let’s start with the evidence

  • October 24, 2019

Last month, I was pleased to speak at the Institute for Health Policy forum that delved into a critical topic in the drug pricing dialogue: drug value. When I arrived in Washington, D.C., I was struck by how far we’ve…

Don Mordecai

Working together to make ‘zero suicide’ a reality

  • June 4, 2019

It’s a disturbing reality that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teens and young adults and the tenth-leading cause of death overall in the nation today. What’s behind these troubling statistics?