We all know generics are cheaper. But how much cheaper? Economists find a 38 to 48 percent decline in the prices of physician-administered drugs after the drugs' patents have expired. The decline is slightly lower for oral drugs.
By PBS NewsHour
For the past few decades, researchers have been exploring the possibility that cancer, possibly created by the growth of tumors, actually has a particular odor -- and dogs can pick up on that smell. Some doctors believe this area of…
By Justin Scuiletti
When honeybees and scorpions sting, it is usually an act of defense -- a painful one at that, thanks to the venom injected through the stingers. Scientists, however, may have found a way to co-opt those venoms as a means…
By Dr. Howard Markel
Besides being a beloved baseball star, Babe Ruth was one of the first cancer patients to receive a combination of chemotherapy and radiation, a practice that doctors still use today.
By PBS NewsHour
Thanks to better treatments, more people are surviving cancer. But those treatments come with a downside: Survivors, especially those who got sick as children, are at greater risk for other significant health issues later. The NewsHour's Cat Wise profiles a…
One of the biggest success stories in the fight against cancer has been the number of children who are surviving the disease. But ironically, the same treatments that are helping save so many lives can also cause a host of…
By Stephen Fee
This May, Colorado's governor signed the nation's first "right to try" bill, which allows terminally ill patients to try unapproved — and potentially dangerous — drugs outside of clinical trials and without approval from federal regulators.
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
Some cancer patients and their insurers are seeing their bills for chemotherapy jump sharply, reflecting increased drug prices and hospitals’ push to buy oncologists’ practices and then bill at higher rates.
By Vic Pasquantonio
There is a new way to treat hormone-sensitive breast cancer in young women in the early stages of the disease, according to a study released Sunday by the National Institutes of Health.
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