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Addiction Is Killing Middle-Aged White Men

Anna David | Posted 11.04.2016 | 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 10.30.2016 | 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 bri...

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

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declined to accept a maximum campaign donation from the CEO of a company that increased the price of a drug used by HIV an...

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

Caroline Beaton | Posted 10.13.2016 | 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 10.05.2016 | 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 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

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

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton demanded Monday that Turing Pharmaceuticals restore Daraprim back to its original pric...

Growing Consumer Concerns About Drug Prices

Ron Pollack | Posted 09.25.2016 | 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 company...

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

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive who jacked up the price of a drug mainly used by cancer and HIV-AIDS patients by about 8 gazillion percen...

Turing Pharmaceuticals Did Us One Big Favor

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 09.22.2016 | 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 09.22.2016 | 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 12.19.2016 | Politics

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

Will President Obama Stand up to the Drug Thugs?

Dean Baker | Posted 09.21.2016 | 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 painkillers, su...

High Drug Prices Are Killing Americans

Bernie Sanders | Posted 08.31.2016 | 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 brand-name drugs, so...

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 in August...

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 helped re...

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

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.11.2016 | 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 08.06.2016 | 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.