Insurance companies often don't cover chemotherapy pills, because the companies regard them as a prescription drug, whereas the same medication administered through an IV would be a medical benefit. [Kaiser Health News]
In-depth essay questions the value of disease awareness. In particular, health campaigns have not resulted in progress on ending breast cancer. [New York Times Magazine]
Sociologist Gayle Sulik argues that the atmosphere of pink ribbon campaigns about breast cancer is actually detrimental to women's well-being.
Asks people to think critically about pink ribbons and other feel-good marketing about cancer awareness, and about cancer charities. Current and past campaigns, events, information on cause marketing.
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