How Do You Value Your Life With Cystic Fibrosis?

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) is back at it again. Just last week, the not-so-independent watchdog for all things drug coverage in the United States released its draft report for “Modulator Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis: Effectiveness and Value.” As a refresher, ICER uses a mathematical model called Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY) to...
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A Reflection on the Past Six Months

I have spent about six months in Hanover, and one of the things I was encouraged to do upon setting off on this new life journey is periodically reflect on the experience. My transition into full-time student mode has been both a challenge and fantastically liberating. The biggest hurdle of them all has been losing...
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