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International Online Pharmacies Can Offer Safe Drugs At Low Prices

Diane Archer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

The cost of life-saving drugs can be prohibitive in this country, many times more than what people from other countries pay for the same drugs. As a result, 35 million Americans don't fill their prescriptions, cut their pills in half or otherwise don't comply with their medication regimen.

15 Supplements That Carry Serious Health Risks

Health.com | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Amanda MacMillan Despite their popularity in pharmacies, health food stores, and even hospitals, over-the-counter dietary supplements are not re...

We Are All Foodies Now

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 01.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

No longer will we be limited to shopping around the perimeter of the supermarket for health. Health will be embedded everywhere in the retail food ecosystem.

New Year 2016: How Consumers Will Rock Health Care

Lynn Vos | Posted 12.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynn Vos

Now is the time for the health sector to seize the moment, and remake itself from an industry that treats illness to one that succeeds at preventing it. Communication is the cure for people to make better decisions, adopt positive behaviors, adhere to treatment and practices and lead healthier lives.

How Your Genes Influence What Medicines Are Right for You

The Conversation US | Posted 11.22.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Pharmacists, physicians and researchers have tried for decades to understand why the same medication, at the same dose, can work well for some people but not for others, or why some people need higher or lower doses of the same drug, or why some people have side effects, while others do not.

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

Daniel Marans

After Baltimore Unrest Closes Pharmacies, City Helps Residents Access Medication

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

The Baltimore City Health Department continues to provide assistance to thousands of primarily elderly and disabled city residents whose access to ess...

God Bless the Night Shift

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

And especially for all those who risk their lives at night to keep us safe, warm and comfortable, we should all say a special thanks and prayer for safety. Because being up all night is interesting, and sometimes profitable. But it's almost never preferable. And I speak from experience.

Jeffrey Young

Why Is CVS Walking Away From $2 BILLION A Year?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

The company formerly known as CVS Caremark made a big splash Wednesday by yanking whatever tobacco products it had left on the shelves a month earlier...

Corporate Crackdown Could Quiet Cybercrime

Tom Galvin | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Tom Galvin

However, it is too simple, and inaccurate, to blame the Internet for the rise of these illegal enterprises. It might be a cybercrime mastermind behind the website offering the goods, but there is nothing high-tech about the delivery of the drugs to your doorstep.

CVS Quits Tobacco for Good

Nancy Brown | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It's not just good for health, it's good for business. As the CEO of a non-profit health organization, this is what one would expect me to say. Yet fo...

Dependence Through Denial and Deception: How Health Insurance Companies Keep Your Premiums High

David Belk | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Belk

If these medications don't cost very much, if they don't cost the insurance companies anything, why the denials? And what does this tell us about the role of health insurance in our lives?

Creating a Healthier Nation for All

Cindy Steinberg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Steinberg

Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in the U.S., and there is much more we can do to address and prevent it. Chronic pain is serious too, and prohibiting access to much-needed treatment is not the answer to either problem.

CVS Walks the Talk

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Chris Komisarjevsky

Not only does it speak to principles but it now puts teeth into them by walking away from products that, although certainly lucrative, go against the company's purpose and what it believes is right.

CVS Makes the Right Call on Tobacco

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Anthony Hatcher

A paradox I recall from my youth was the juxtaposition of a cigarette machine at the front of the store and medicine to treat smoking-related diseases housed at the rear.

A Wonderland of Prices: What Pharmacies Pay for the Drugs They Buy

David Belk | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
David Belk

Doctors don't know, pharmacists barely know, and patients have almost no choice of what they're allowed to buy. Do you really think any of these bizarre prices would survive the light of day if people knew? Well, now you do know. Let's find out.

Making Sense Of How Prescription Drugs Are Bought And Sold

David Belk | Posted 02.14.2014 | Fifty
David Belk

Well, we need to understand the surreal world in which prescription drugs are bought and sold in the U.S., and how they're different from just about anything else you might buy.

Internet Drugs Can Kill

Steve Pociask | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Pociask

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy found that 97 percent of the Internet pharmacies it examined are not compliant with federal or state laws as well as industry standards.

Patient Privacy vs. Medication Adherence: HHS's Final Rule Is Leaving Patients Behind

Sally Greenberg | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Sally Greenberg

Reminders to patients to take their prescriptions and refill them as needed are thus critical to improved medication adherence. But someone has to pay for these reminders.

Ryan Grim

One Man Shows Just How Corrupt Washington Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Billy Tauzin stepped down as the high-profile head of the pharmaceutical lobby in 2010, The New York Times penned his political obi...

Jeffrey Young

Obamacare Gets A Big Boost

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association are joining forces to promote enrollment in health coverage under President Barack Obama's he...

Cutting Off Essential Health Care for HIV Patients: The Latest Managed Care Scheme

David Balto | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles
David Balto

The holiday season is a time to reflect on and cherish our relationships with family, friends, and others that we see every day. But for thousands of HIV patients in Los Angeles, this holiday season will mean the loss of the critical relationship they have with their local specialty pharmacist.

Practice Safe Rx

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While Americans never have enjoyed access to so many pharmaceutical products with such life-sustaining and lifesaving properties, these drugs also have proven to be expensive -- prohibitively so for many -- and subject to shortages.

Jeffrey Young

Drugstores Struggle To Fill Prescriptions In Areas Hard-Hit By Hurricane Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.01.2012 | Business

Hundreds of drugstores across New York and New Jersey remain closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as pharmacists, corporate chains, independent ...

Human Pharmacies Increasingly Offering Pet Medications

Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

It’s now more convenient for Rover to get his medication, as more pharmacy chains are offering access to prescription pet medications, the Sun Senti...