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  • Pharmacist Jim Pearce fills a Suboxone prescription at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program in Boston, Massachusetts January 14, 2013. Suboxone is an opiate replacement therapy drug used to help treat opiate cravings and withdrawal. Drug overdoses have overtaken AIDS-related causes to become the leading cause of death of homeless adults, according to a study of homeless residents of Boston who received treatment from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, though its broad conclusions apply to homeless populations in many urban parts of the United States, the study's author and homeless advocates said. Photo by Brian Snyder/REUTERS
    August 17, 2015  

    More than half of large U.S. employers will more tightly manage their employees’ use of prescription drugs next year, according to a new survey. The increased expenses from costly drugs threaten to push some employer health care plans over a threshold that will make them subject to a high tax. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Brian Marcotte, CEO of the National Business Group on Health. Continue reading

  • March 24, 2010  

    Gwen Ifill talks to NPR reporter Julie Rovner about how changes to Medicare, including new taxes and adjustments in prescription drug coverage, under health care reform may impact Americans over the age of 65.

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