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Prescription Drugs

8 Questions To Ask Your Pharmacist

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.27.2015 | Healthy Living

More than 4 billion prescriptions were filled at retail pharmacies in 2014, according to data from theHenry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Of thos...

It's the Holiday Season: Do You Know Where Your Meds Are?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

What do you think of when it comes to Thanksgiving? Spending time with friends and loved ones? A giant turkey or tofurky with all the fixings? You're likely thinking of all the planning, cooking, and entertaining -- and storing your medications couldn't be further from your mind, right?

7 Medical Conditions That Affect Women More Than Men | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM You knew that there were some illnesses that affect more women than men; breast cancer and osteoporosis, for example, are two di...

Our National Night of Conversation

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

I am asking every family to have a conversation at their dinner table. This conversation could save lives. Lately I've been speaking to people who are asking for help with another problem that many are too embarrassed, or ashamed, to discuss. This public health crisis now kills more Americans than guns, falls, or even car accidents.

To Curb Rising Costs, Experts Call For Ban On Prescription Drug Ads

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical...

President Obama's Forum: High Theater on High Drug Prices

Dean Baker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

The Obama administration is sponsoring a forum this week on the problem of high drug prices. The purpose is presumably to express concern about a rapidly growing problem for both people in the United States and around the world. But the reasons for skepticism are obvious.

Addiction Is Killing Middle-Aged White Men

Anna David | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Aging isn't, as the saying goes, for the faint of heart. But it's easiest for the most societally privileged members of our society, right? Meaning: w...

Majority Of Americans Take Prescription Drugs

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living

If you pop a pill every morning for high blood pressure or inject insulin to treat diabetes, you are very much not alone. A new study finds that more...

Stopping Opioid Overdose Deaths and Addictions: Finally, a Sensible Plan for Action

A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

Today, 120 people will lose their life to a drug overdose. Unfortunately, this devastating epidemic is not new -- it has been growing for at least a decade. What is new is that there is at last strong, sensible, non-partisan action at hand.

Expert Panel Pushes Back On 'Outrageous' Prescription Drug Prices

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living

A panel of medical experts said on Friday the prices of prescription medicines in the United States need to be brought in line with the value they br...

Bernie Sanders Won’t Meet Or Take Money From CEO Who Raised Drug Price

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics

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Holding Big Pharma Accountable: Why Suing The Pharmaceutical Industry Isn't Working

Caroline Beaton | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Caroline Beaton

Since the 1990s, Congress has implemented four programs to expedite the approval process for new, exceptional pharmaceuticals. These pathways were created to push innovative, life-saving drugs for rare conditions through the FDA more quickly using preliminary, substandard research.

What You Should Know About Psychiatric Genetic Testing

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Managing medication for a mental illness can be a drawn-out, trial-and-error process for many patients. Now, the growing field of psychiatric genetic ...

How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Cost increases and coverage changes are an annual event for many Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Fortunately, during the open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7), you have the ability to shop and compare plans and choose one that better fits your needs and budget. Your new plan will go into effect Jan.1, 2016. Here are some tips that can help with this process.

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.