She is senior editor of Managed Healthcare Executive.


Bariatric surgery can help, but not cure, diabetes

December 13, 2012

In the short term, gastric bypass surgery can profoundly improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

New nonprofit advocates models to manage specialty pharmacy

December 01, 2012

The specialty pharmacy market is currently fragmented with extreme variation in knowledge and education, patient care management, service, and outcomes.

Safety information for children missing on many drug labels

June 15, 2012

Approximately half of drug labels don’t have information on the medication’s safety and proper dosing in children, revealing an overall lack of study of children’s drug therapies, according to a study from FDA researchers.

Confusion over oral diabetes treatments increases costs

June 15, 2012

A substantial proportion of patients initiating an oral hypoglycemic drug do not receive the recommended therapy. The potential savings from improved adherence to the recommendations could top $420 million annually.

Tighter coverage restrictions certain for costly treatments

November 01, 2011

Blue Shield California will no longer pay for the use of Avastin to treat metastatic breast cancer.

BCBS Massachusetts contributed $1.6 billion to state economy

November 16, 2009

An economic impact analysis found that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' (BCBSMA) contributed nearly $1.6 billion to the Commonwealth?s economy.