After a senior Bush administration official said that the legalization of prescription drug importation was inevitable, the head of CVS pharmacy broke with his industry Wednesday and called for temporarily allowing the cost-cutting practice.
Many seniors seeking help with rising drug costs can now register for a Medicare discount prescription drug card, but the vast array of some 73 different cards has some worried the program may be too complex for those it is…
Results from two promising, but small studies identified a genetic mutation present in some lung cancer patients that seems to make them more responsive to the drug Iressa, one of the few available treatments for the disease.
Despite signs of a dieters' backlash, the low carbohydrate craze is changing the way American consumers eat and shop. Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW-Chicago reports.
The United Nations and other organizations said Tuesday they will use their resources to help people in poor countries get AIDS drugs through agreements with generic drug manufacturers.
The Army highlighted ways it is intensifying suicide prevention efforts in Iraq after releasing a study Thursday showing the rate at which soldiers in that country take their own lives is higher than for the overall Army.
Medicare trustees reported that unless major changes are made to the entitlement program, it will face insolvency by 2019, seven years earlier than previously projected. Gwen Ifill discusses the bleak new forecast with former Medicare trustee Marilyn Moon and Dan…
People on certain popular antidepressants should be monitored for signs of suicidal thoughts, the government warned Monday as it asked pharmaceutical companies to highlight a suicide warning on the labels of ten drugs.
Worries that the mercury in certain fish could harm young children prompted the government Friday to issue new guidelines for eating fish.
It's been just over three months since President Bush signed the new Medicare law. But in that time, a series of controversies has erupted as Republicans and Democrats seek political advantage in an election year. Susan Dentzer examines the growing…
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