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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by April Xu, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.   Other stories in this series include:
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It’s too soon to say, but Accountable Care Organizations appear to be on the right side of several key health care trends. CareMore's Chief Medical Officer Ken Kim talks to the 2012 National Health Journalism Fellows.

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A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that primary care medical homes may actually increase operating costs, instead of producing the cost savings touted by their proponents. This study, I think, is a cautionary tale as health reform moves ahead.

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Here’s what we’re reading today:

Avandia: Fortune’s Shelly Dubois analyzes why the FDA “maimed” the diabetes drug Avandia but didn’t permanently pull it off the market, as its European Union counterpart did. Quote of the day: “Avandia lives on in these United States as a zombie shell of its former top blockbuster self.”


The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team.

Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!


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