Why every drug should have a social-care strategy (but most don’t)

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For years, health policy types have been telling us that where we’re born, grow up and live impacts our health just as much as our DNA. Those factors are neatly encapsulated by the term “social determinants of health”: all the things that may not immediately prompt you to go to the doctor, but which are fundamental to good health, such as socioeconomic status, working conditions, transportation and safe housing.