PRESS RELEASE
January 6, 2021

West Health Joins California Foundations in Hailing Master Plan for Aging

Governor Gavin Newsom released California’s first Master Plan for Aging to serve as a 10-year blueprint to guide state and local government, communities, private organizations, and philanthropies in building communities that promote healthy aging.

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PRESS RELEASE
January 6, 2021

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and West Health Bring Geriatric Emergency Room Care and Telemedicine to Rural New England

Four hospitals in New Hampshire and Vermont to receive training, education and telehealth support from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the nation’s soon-to-be first rural geriatric emergency department.

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PRESS RELEASE
December 16, 2020

Some States May Lack Facilities for Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Residents

New University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center study reveals several states may not have a sufficient number of facilities to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to all residents who want it. 

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November 19, 2020

Gary and Mary West Receive Highest Award from UC San Diego

University of California, San Diego awards Gary and Mary West the 2020 Chancellor’s Medal for empowering access to high-quality, affordable health and support services for older adults in San Diego and around the country.

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December 7, 2020

West Health announces formation of Council for Informed Drug Spending Analysis (CIDSA)

CIDSA will serve as a resource for policymakers, news media and the public seeking objective information and analysis of policies aimed at lowering prescription drug prices and managing drug spending.

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PRESS RELEASE
November 19, 2020

More Than 1.1 Million Medicare Recipients Could Die Due to the Inability to Afford Their Medications

A new study released by West Health Policy Center finds more than 1.1 million Medicare patients could die over the next decade because they cannot afford to pay for their prescription medications. As medical conditions worsen, Medicare will spend an extra $177.4 billion.

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PRESS RELEASE
October 8, 2020

Majority of Americans Trust Biden to Lead U.S. Healthcare System Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

A new West Health-Gallup national survey finds more Americans trust former Vice President Joe Biden than President Donald Trump to efficiently lead the U.S. healthcare system through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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ARTICLE
September 11, 2020

New Study Finds Inflation Penalties Effective in Slowing Drug Price Growth

A new West Health study published in JAMA Network Open finds inflation penalties on drug companies by the federal government were associated with an estimated $7.1 billion reduction in expenditures by Medicare Part D between 2013 and 2017.

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