prescription drug costs

Healthy Living
In light of EpiPen's price hike, people are looking for other options.
Wellness
The FDA reports that 20 to 30 percent of prescriptions are never filled. What Do Our Presidential Candidates Propose? It's
Business
Employers are finding it necessary to vigilantly watch prescription drug prices. They are striving to keep costs controlled by trying new approaches like using five or more tiers for cost sharing, where the highest tier is for the highest-priced drugs--usually specialty drugs. Moving forward, employers will continue exploring unique cost-saving measures like referenced-based pricing.
Post 50
CMS' five-year demonstration project includes two phases. The first phase would change the 6 percent add-on to 2.5 percent
Politics
Importation and reimportation are shiny baubles of the drug policy world. They make for tempting campaign rhetoric and serve to distract from the real solutions to pricing problems.
Business
CLEVELAND — In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to
Post 50
Pill splitting -- literally cutting them in half -- has become a popular way to save on pharmaceutical costs but you need to talk to your doctor or pharmacist first, because not all pills can be split.
Politics
She said CEO Martin Shkreli should "do the right thing."
Parenting
I'm sitting here at the very bottom of the medical food chain wondering why it's not illegal for pharmaceutical companies to price gauge the products that save our lives. If the price of my daughter's medication wasn't so high, would we have the drugs in hand quicker?
Wellness
We're talking about drugs whose costs have been paid for and whose benefits are needed by real people right now. The Bottom Line: patients should not be paying inflated prices for drugs they desperately need.
Post 50
One in three Americans will have some form of cancer. And, even with insurance, they typically will end up bearing 20 to 30 percent of the cost of their cancer drugs. Insurers have no ability to rein in prices so insurers simply shift more drug costs to their members.
Wellness
We are in a different time period thanks to scientific discovery. Our health care system and our views of what cancer looks like need to expand to match up with where we are.
Business
America is the land of breakthrough science -- and health care scams. There is no question that Solvadi is a lifesaver for millions of Americans infected by Hepatitis C. Yet Solvadi is also the poster child of a U.S. health care system that is being bankrupted by greed, lobbying and indefensible policies on drug pricing.
Business
No law has done more to reform health insurance and protect consumers against the industry's most heinous practices than
Politics
Maine recently became the first state in the nation to allow its residents to purchase prescription drugs from online pharmacies
Politics
What can you do to find affordable medications? Here is a long list of my tips.
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Doctors don't know, pharmacists barely know, and patients have almost no choice of what they're allowed to buy. Do you really think any of these bizarre prices would survive the light of day if people knew? Well, now you do know. Let's find out.