Save the Date: Symposium and Launching of the New Food Industry Documents Archive

September 10, 2018
The UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF Industry Documents Library are excited to announce the public launching of the New Food Industry Documents Archive with a stellar lineup of speakers for our First Annual Symposium on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at the UCSF...

Costs for Infliximab and Its Biosimilar for Rheumatoid Arthritis Under Medicare Part D

September 07, 2018
Biologic specialty drugs are effective for treating rheumatic diseases, cancer, and other conditions. They represent approximately 2% of prescriptions but accounted for 38% of US drug spending in 2015 and 70% of drug spending growth between 2010 and 2015.1 For rheumatoid arthritis (RA), biologics...

The Mueller Investigation: The Ins, The Outs, and Future Directions

September 05, 2018
You've heard about it in the news, but what exactly is the Mueller Investigation? What is the role of the Russian government in the 2016 US elections? Can the President pardon himself? Find out the answers to this and more with UC Hastings faculty members Joel Paul and Hadar Aviram as they lead an...

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Imaging Varies Widely, Study Finds

September 03, 2018
Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. Some patients go without the annual mammograms that experts recommend, while others with the same cancer diagnosis receive full-body scans...

New Southern California Medical School To Tackle Doctor Shortages

August 09, 2018
Janet Coffman, Associate Professor, at The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, comments on the new Southern California Medical School addressing the shortage of doctors and the need for more local opportunities for recent graduates to complete their residencies.