An overwhelming majority of Americans favor government action to restrain prescription drug prices, according to a poll released Thursday.
By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
Retail clinics, long seen as an antidote to more expensive doctor offices and emergency rooms, may actually boost medical spending by leading consumers to get more care, a new study shows.
By Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News
Many Medicare drug plans – both Part D and plans that are part of Medicare Advantage policies – offer very low premiums to get you in the door. But they have ways of shifting the costs back on to Medicare…
By Philip Moeller
WASHINGTON — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem was traced back to a head-scratching bureaucratic rule that's now getting a second look.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
By Making Sen$e Editor
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
A new study from Stanford University's School of Medicine found that doctors who are allowed to hand out free samples of expensive drugs prescribe those drugs more often than doctors who don’t have access to free samples. Dr. Alfred Lane,…
Researchers at George Washington University have found a significant increase in prescriptions for opioidsopioid analgesics, such as Percocet, Vicodin, oxycodone and Dilaudid, despite only a modest increase in visits for painful conditions.
Concerns Rise Over Shortages of Prescription Drugs…
Drug Shortages Force Tough Choices for Patients, Doctors…
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