October 2, 2019

The WSJ has a great video making the case for more access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). The recovery world has strong opinions when it comes to treatment and success. But, perhaps everyone involved should realize that there is no simple "cookie cutter" solution. At Palisade, we realize that opioids are a struggle for some people and critical to...

September 27, 2019

We've all known that there is a shortage of nurses nationally. But, this shortage doesn't just impact the nurses who've seen hours extended and a higher ration of patients. Patients and hospitals are hurting too. Wait times are increasing in ERs as hospitals are having to make tough decisions to cap the nurse/patient ratio for quality of care while watchi...

September 25, 2019

The WSJ is one of many news outlets focusing on the price of drugs. It's no surprise that this topic is getting so much attention right now with politicians, corporations, and the media all weighing in on the topic. But, we are curious about your thoughts. Which is more important to you - lower costs of current drugs with less future development of new dr...

September 24, 2019

We recently found a presentation that lays out the value proposition of PBMs in the pharmaceutical delivery pipeline to patients. The data is compiled in 2017, but the trends and truth of the message still ring true in 2019. The bottom line - PBMs provide a valuable service that saves patients vastly more money than they make by being in the process. But,...

September 20, 2019

We've all been at the doctor's office and seen the rushing of nurses shuttling patients around and supporting the providers as patients rotate through as if they are on a conveyor belt. Worse yet are the overcrowded ERs or hospital floors where the nurses certainly must be consuming Red Bull shots between patient's rooms to keep going.

The shortage of heal...

September 20, 2019

The VA just revealed the finding from a trial run of tele-health in rural areas with mental health patients. The results are encouraging about the future of tele-health for a broader range of mental health patients and leads one to hope that the same trends can be found in primary care applications. Click the link below for more information.

September 17, 2019

As discussed in previous posts, the Pharmacy Benefit Managers provide a vital service to patients across the country as they negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies. There continues to be a huge need for this service as the drug market is ever-changing. New drugs are being developed each year along with the sun-setting of exclusive brand name...

August 28, 2019

The "middlemen" in the drug delivery-chain have been called a number of less than flattering things by many in politics - on both sides of the aisle. If you listen to the recent rants about the lack of value PBMs provide to the market, you could easily be convinced that these businesses are profiting at the expense of sick people. But, that is not an accu...

August 13, 2019

There is a shortage of healthcare professionals across the country. But, the projected shortages are only expected to increase. The link below provides an overview of where the shortages are expected to have the greatest shortfalls.

July 10, 2019

Opioids have ravaged our country. The legal and illegal markets that fuel the addiction and abuse have a deep impact not only on personal lives but on the economy and employment rates. Click the link for an in depth analysis.

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