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The Capitol Anesthesiology Association is a True Benefit to the Facilities and Patients that they Serve

The Capitol Anesthesiology Association has been around for over four decades, and they are showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to their commitment to excellence in providing anesthetic services. The ongoing training that their team of over 80 physicians receives helps to keep them knowledgeable about what’s current in the field of best anesthesiology medical practices. Each physician is also board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, or they are actively pursuing this certification. CAA holds each member of their staff up to high levels of service and care. There are 130 certified registered nurse anesthetics. Each of them has attained a graduate level education along with board certification in anesthetics. The facilities, education partners, and philanthropic organizations that CAA regularly works with all benefit from the continuous growth of each clinical staff member at CAA. Overall, the entire practice is a part of the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI). The AQI helps CAA to remain among the top patient care services in the nation due to their ongoing commitment to quality improvement.

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Prescription Drug Costs

 

Martin Shkreli has been in the medical news lately for something many consider sinister. He is the man who cornered the market on an antimicrobial drug used to treat infections in people with AIDS and malaria. His cornering of the market raised the price of the drug from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill.

However, in the United States, this kind of price gouging, while amoral and self serving, is not illegal. In other civilized countries like the home country of Sergio Cortes, Brazil, drug pricing is monitored and regulated, at least in part, by the government. In the U.S., it is not.

However, we should not worry too much about Mr. Shkreli. The U.S. government is looking into his status as a possible securities fraud violator and a Ponzi scheme player. He will eventually be have to pay for his greed in due time and hopefully serve prison time as well as pay hefty fines.

The price of drugs in America is a growing concern however. Independent pharmaceutical companies produce drugs and charge basically whatever they want for them and people pay. Part of it is indeed to pay for costs leading to research and development of future drugs, but what price is too high?

In countries with socialized medicine, such as Canada and the United Kingdom, drugs are cheaper, but they do little research and development for new and more effective drugs of all types.

Read more here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/857163