Stephanie Hedt is the policy communications associate at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC.
Stories by Stephanie Hedt:
Do price spikes on some generic drugs indicate problems in the market?
For consumers, that could mean soaring costs to purchase some lifesaving drugs, USC study finds.
Who wins when a prescription copay exceeds the drug price? Not the patient
USC study sheds lights on a practice that occurs more often than we think.
Study: Doctors reduce opioid prescriptions after learning a patient overdoses
USC Schaeffer Center study shows that when clinicians are given information about a patient’s overdose, they prescribe fewer of the powerful painkillers.
How insurance programs could save the lives of more hepatitis C patients
USC’s Neeraj Sood and colleagues propose an approach that leverages competition among drug manufacturers, saving states money and ensuring that more people get treatment.
Doctors need a nudge to reduce antibiotic prescriptions
Findings indicate that low-cost interventions could continue to work if adopted long term.
To save on prescriptions, buy at independent pharmacies and use coupons
USC experts say cash prices for medication can vary widely in the same neighborhood. But few comparison shop for health care.