Tag Archive | LGBT health

US: HRC Releases Annual ‘LGBTQ’ inclusion HEI

US: HRC Releases Annual ‘LGBTQ’ inclusion HEI

On Friday last (16th), the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) released its 12th annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. A record 680 health care facilities actively participated in this year’s survey, and, even […]

LGBT+ patients prefer to report orientation in writing

LGBT+ patients prefer to report orientation in writing

(Reuters Health) – LGBT patients treated in the emergency room (ER) are more comfortable reporting their sexual orientation on a medical form, rather than in a discussion with a health care provider, a new study shows. Patients in the study were two and a half times more likely to say they were comfortable reporting their […]

Daraprim: Shkreli Reduces Drug By 50%, But With Conditions

Daraprim: Shkreli Reduces Drug By 50%, But With Conditions

Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has been in the firing line because of his recent price hike on Daraprim, a drug used in the treatment of AIDS. Shkreli increased the price of Daraprim by 5000%, from $13.50 per tablet, to $750 per tablet. Yesterday (24 Nov) the company unveiled a 50% price cut for […]