Individualized medicine, in which treatments are customized based on a patient’s unique DNA, is a rising field. Along with an ever-expanding genetic database, it offers tantalizing promise for solving some of medicine's most daunting challenges. But individualized medicine also carries…
By Miles O'Brien
Medicare revamped its online plan finder this year and the senators said they've gotten numerous complaints from people in their states about inaccurate information on drug pricing and coverage.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Insurers initially rejected about 84 million prescription drug coverage claims made under Medicare Part D that should have been approved, a government report found.
By Philip Moeller
Uncertainty around the costs of prescription drugs and health care in general is worrying Americans. A recent study found that one in six were surprised by a medical bill from a hospital treatment in 2017. On Monday, President Trump issued…
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press
It's what federal authorities are calling the biggest known takedown yet of drug prescribers, which includes 31 doctors charged for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.
A new rule bans pharmaceutical companies from providing rebates to middlemen and insurers in exchange for choosing their drugs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar also called on Congress to pass a new prescription drug discount plan that would…
Two of the three largest distributors are on pace to exceed their campaign donations from 2016 — a notable increase.
President Trump made reducing drug prices a focus of his campaign, and his administration has taken some steps to do so. But a recent analysis of more than 26,000 U.S. brand name prescription drugs found 96 price hikes for every…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, Aug. 11, how pharmaceutical middlemen could impact how much you pay for prescription medication, and a look at Charlottesville, Virginia, one year after violence erupted there during a white supremacist rally. Also, should controlled burns…
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