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Expect to have cable TV in your home throughout retirement? That’s a lump-sum cost of $86,000, says T. Rowe Price, which sounds shockingly high, right?
More than a third of Americans say health care is the single most important issue going into November’s election.
California could become the first state with its own prescription drug label under a proposal that Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled Thursday in a bid to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic market.
The Trump administration, eager to show progress on prescription drug costs, on Wednesday moved forward with its plan to allow Americans to safely and legally get access to lower-priced medicines from abroad.
A glitch in Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts.
Local and federal law enforcement agencies are helping sponsor National Prescription Drug “Take Back Day,” which will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson’s third-quarter sales and profit, which beat Wall Street expectations.
If Walmart or CVS tried charging five times more than local grocers for bread, milk and bananas, their customers would promptly start buying locally. Yet a new report from the Consumers Union shows those same chains get away with pricing prescription drugs several times higher than local pharmacies. Researchers called more than 150 pharmacies in six metro regions for cost quotes on five commonly-prescribed drugs. They found the total cost of these drugs was dramatically lower at independent retailers ($107). Chain drug stores charged an average of $849 for the same five drugs, big-box discounters charged $527, and grocery chain pharmacies charged $565.
On Saturday, you can hand your prescription drugs over to a police officer – no questions asked.
In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company.
Kmart Corp. has agreed to pay $32.3 million to settle allegations its pharmacies caused federal health programs to overpay for prescription drugs by not telling the government about discounted prices.
The Trump administration hasn’t mentioned money, but it’s going to take billions. Any plans to cut Medicaid will undermine a response to the opioid crisis.
Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and cancer.
Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the nation’s six top drug distributors and pharmacies of flooding communities in Oklahoma with hundreds of millions of highly addictive pain pills.
In 2017, I will try to tip the balance: I will not only try to write fewer prescriptions, I will also try to get more of my patients off their drugs altogether.
The shocking 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPens was a widely reported example, but the cost of many medications is rising. The trend hits both patients and their insurers, who have long argued that cost control in health care is the often overlooked part of health care reform.
For Pfizer, bigger is still better. By deciding not to split in two after a lengthy evaluation, a decision announced Monday, the New York-based drugmaker is keeping greater leverage with the health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers that have gained increasing power since it first considered a breakup years ago.
Patients fill significantly fewer prescriptions for conditions like nausea and pain in states where medical marijuana is available, researchers reported Wednesday in one of the first studies to examine how medical cannabis might be affecting approved treatments.
Rising drug prices are creating anxiety for patients, politicians and physicians across the country, with little relief in sight.
Don’t have to buy costly prescription – as long as you don’t touch it.