Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT - U.S. Markets closed

Recent

% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Walgreen Co. Message Board

  • hotstock13 hotstock13 Sep 21, 2013 10:47 AM Flag

    Questionable management

    Rather than slash and burn its employees by eliminating their medical benefits, why doesn't management take a more proactive approach to controlling its medical costs? Start telling doctors which tests to use to lower WAG's medical costs. As an example, Microvolt T-Wave Alternans (MTWA) can non-invasively determine who is susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Mr. Gandolfini, of 'The Sopranos' fame, died from it recently). It was FDA approved more than a decade ago but doctors and hospitals won't use it because they have a conflict of interest: they make much more money using invasive electrophysiology (EP). EP costs nearly $9,000 while MTWA costs a few hundred dollars. NASA uses MTWA on astronauts. Do you think NASA is going to use a two-bit test on people its sends into space? For more information about MTWA G*O*O*G*L*E those letters.

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
 
WAG
63.18-0.55(-0.86%)4:01 PMEDT

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.