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Prescription Drug Costs

Hillary Clinton Calls On Turing CEO To Restore Drug To Original Price

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

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Dear America, Don't Get Sick

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 09.06.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

I'm sitting here at the very bottom of the medical food chain wondering why it's not illegal for pharmaceutical companies to price gauge the products that save our lives. If the price of my daughter's medication wasn't so high, would we have the drugs in hand quicker?

A 'Perverse' Marketplace for Prescription Drugs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

We're talking about drugs whose costs have been paid for and whose benefits are needed by real people right now. The Bottom Line: patients should not be paying inflated prices for drugs they desperately need.

Doctors Say Cancer Drug Prices Unaffordable

Diane Archer | Posted 08.04.2015 | Fifty
Diane Archer

One in three Americans will have some form of cancer. And, even with insurance, they typically will end up bearing 20 to 30 percent of the cost of their cancer drugs. Insurers have no ability to rein in prices so insurers simply shift more drug costs to their members.

High Costs of Cancer Drugs

Erin Havel | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

We are in a different time period thanks to scientific discovery. Our health care system and our views of what cancer looks like need to expand to match up with where we are.

The Drug That Is Bankrupting America

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Sachs

America is the land of breakthrough science -- and health care scams. There is no question that Solvadi is a lifesaver for millions of Americans infected by Hepatitis C. Yet Solvadi is also the poster child of a U.S. health care system that is being bankrupted by greed, lobbying and indefensible policies on drug pricing.

Jeffrey Young

How Your Health Insurance Company Can Still Screw You, Despite Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business

No law has done more to reform health insurance and protect consumers against the industry's most heinous practices than the Affordable Care Act. But ...

Samantha Lachman

McCain And Klobuchar Want You To Be Able To Get Your (Prescription) Drugs From Canada | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have revived a congressional effort to allow individuals to import cheaper prescription drugs ...

Where Have All the Cheap Drugs Gone?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

What can you do to find affordable medications? Here is a long list of my tips.

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.

The Democratization of Health Care: The Specialty Tier Example

Gary Puckrein | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Gary Puckrein

If I mentioned "specialty tier" to you, would you have any idea what I was talking about? Specialty tiers are seldom considered in everyday conversation, but if you become ill, you may learn that a specialty tier is essential to your survival.

Maxwell Strachan

15 Ways The United States Is The Best (At Being The Worst) | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business

We hear it all the time, from every corner of the political sphere: There's no other country on the planet quite like the United States of America. Su...

Ryan Grim

One Man Shows Just How Corrupt Washington Is | 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...

Study: Wiser Prescription Drug Use Could Cut Health Costs By Billions

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. -- If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year...

GOP Again Tries to Take Away Health Care From Millions of Seniors, Women and Families

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The ACA is raising the quality of care, halting skyrocketing health costs, providing preventive care without co-pays, and eliminating the worst insurance company abuses. Instead of improving health care, the Republican repeal plan would take it away.

Big Pharma CEOs Rake in $1.57 Billion in Pay

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Ethan Rome

For people who were blown away to learn recently that the 11 largest global pharmaceutical companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the last decade, here's another measure of the industry's greed.

The Cost of Cancer Drugs and Research

Erin Havel | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

In their Intellectual property case, the pharmaceutical company Novartis was asking to block a generic form of their cancer drug Gleevec from being created and sold by India. As a writer and also a person living with chronic myelogenous leukemia, I understand both sides of the battle.

Sky-High Prescription Drug Costs Cause Poor People To Skip Needed Medicines

Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Uninsured people and those with low incomes are the most likely to go without prescription drugs they need because of cost -- and it could be harming ...

How To Save Money On Prescription Drugs

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 08.15.2012 | Money

TRENTON, N.J. -- Struggling to pay for your prescription medication? You're far from alone: Studies show roughly a quarter of patients don't take med...

6 Tips for Managing the Cost of Your Prescription Medications

Women & Co | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Cutting back on pharmaceutical costs -- without cutting back on the medicine you need -- is easier than you think.

Generic Drugs Have Cut U.S. Health Care Costs By Over $1 Trillion

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 08.02.2012 | Money

TRENTON, N.J. -- Growing use of generic medicines has reduced U.S. health care spending by more than $1 trillion over the past decade, according to an...

Want To Stay Healthy? It's Going To Cost You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

Medication is getting more expensive. And having insurance won't necessarily help you. A number of insurers, including Anthem Blue Cross and Aetna,...

Cost Of Broken Health Care System Is Killing Us

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The U.S. pays far higher prices for the drugs than other industrial nations, even though U.S. taxpayers often have paid to invent the drugs. How could this be?

Medical Misconceptions: Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

As a doctor, I appreciate when patients put their trust in me. It means I've demonstrated I can do my job well. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't actively ask your doctors questions about your care.

Advertising, the Great Recession and the Degradation of American Values

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jake Whitney

In 64 years, the typical American household went from having $5,000 in the bank to possessing four credit cards, $8,500 in credit card debt, and nearly $120,000 in total personal debt.