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What Happens When You Take Antibiotics With Alcohol?

Thrillist | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Lee Breslouer Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist You know how your doctor's all, "Don't drink while you're on this medication I just p...

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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Growing Consumer Concerns About Drug Prices

Ron Pollack | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Ron Pollack

Many consumers are angry, and have good reason to be upset, that the exact same drugs, often manufactured by U.S. companies, are considerably more expensive in our country than they are in other nations.

Top LGBT Group Wants Congress To Investigate Drug Company That Proposed Massive Price Hike

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

One of the nation’s highest-profile LGBT advocacy organizations has joined the calls for Congress to investigate Turing Pharmaceuticals, the co...

Drug-Price Gouging Hedge Fund Guy May Be Even Worse Than You Thought, SEC Documents Show

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business

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Turing Pharmaceuticals Did Us One Big Favor

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

Turing Pharmaceuticals' price gouging of Daraprim may be a more extreme example of this practice, but it has caught public attention and generated outrage. Now, maybe this attention will finally give patients the solutions they deserve. Let's prioritize patients over profits.

Fiorina Is Right

Deborah Hersman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Deborah Hersman

Last week, Carly Fiorina's call for reforming drug treatment policies garnered a strong reaction during the Republican presidential debate when she shared how she and her husband buried their child to drug addiction. Fiorina called drug addiction an "epidemic." She is right.

What You Need To Know About Hillary Clinton's Plan For Soaring Drug Prices

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will outline a set of policies Tuesday she says will help make prescription drugs mor...

Will President Obama Stand up to the Drug Thugs?

Dean Baker | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

It takes a lot of courage to defy the folks who make tens of billions a year selling drugs. We will find out soon whether President Obama has the backbone to stand up to Merck, Pfizer, and the other major drug companies in order to protect the lives of millions.

Doctors Play A Role In The Opioid Addiction Epidemic, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.09.2015 | Science

We know how opioid addictions end: all too often, in death by overdose. About 16,000 Americans every year die of an overdose of opioid painkille...

High Drug Prices Are Killing Americans

Bernie Sanders | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Bernie Sanders

Americans should not have to live in fear that they will go bankrupt if they get sick. People should not have to go without the medication they need just because their elected officials aren't willing to challenge the drug lobby. The public is fed up, and they have a right to be fed up.

Are Generic Drugs As Good As The Real Thing?

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 08.28.2015 | OWN

It's one of healthcare's greatest bargains: Nearly 88 percent of prescriptions written in the U.S. in 2014 were for knock-offs of ...

Derrick Rose Gang Rape Allegations Are 'Completely False,' Says Lawyer

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Sports

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been named in a lawsuit alleging that he and two friends drugged and gang raped his ex-girlfriend...

Americans Don't Like Pharma And Think They're Getting Ripped Off

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans use prescription drugs and they know these medicines help people, but they still don't care much for pharmaceutical companies ...

Florida Legislation Aimed At Opioid Abuse Tied To Dip In Prescriptions

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

(Reuters Health) - Florida’s efforts to curb opioid abuse by registering pain clinics and electronically monitoring prescriptions may have helpe...

TV Show Exposes CoPay Myth: Your Insurance Company Isn't Paying (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

How much does your insurance company pay the pharmacy on average when you pick up a prescription? And is this a good system of drug distribution for consumers or another way of exploiting the population for profits?

Get a Second Opinion... Yours

Thomas Goetz | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

Right now, getting the patient's opinion on a course of action is too often done in an ad-hoc, unofficial approach. We need to turn the exception into routine, and to make it easier for patients and doctors alike to systematize how we gather and utilize a person's opinion about their own care.

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.

TPP Threatens Access to Affordable Medications for People Around the World

Ralph Neas | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Ralph Neas

Rather than continuing the forward momentum toward greater access to affordable medications for all, the TPP threatens to take a significant step backward by including a number of provisions that solely benefit the brand name drug industry. As drafted, the TPP will result in hundreds of billions of dollars in unnecessary spending.

Health Care Spending Is Rising Faster, But Don't Panic

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Total U.S. health care spending grew by more than 5 percent for the first time since 2007 last year, but a return to massive growth isn'...

Another Argument From Obamacare Critics Is Starting To Crumble

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

Millions of additional people now have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But does that mean Americans actually have better access t...

High Praise: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

A new study released by the University of California-Irvine in conjunction with the RAND corporation, a non-profit global think tank, shows a correlation between states that have legalized marijuana and reduced rates of opioid addiction.

An Interview With Jason Smith, Author of "The Bitter Taste of Dying"

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
Dean Dauphinais

When I reviewed Jason Smith's addiction memoir, The Bitter Taste of Dying, I called it "a gripping, no-holds-barred memoir," "a riveting story of addiction and recovery," and "a story of self-discovery and hope, too."

The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

After being put on Clonazepam in her mid-thirties to treat her panic attacks, Dr. Jennifer Leigh remained on the drug for 18 years. Without ever dev...

Is Your Doc Being Paid by Big Pharma? Here's How To Tell

Clark Howard | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Clark Howard

I've been through a recent cycle with a sinus infection that started out as my usual seasonal allergies. Whenever my allergist writes any prescription...