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Prescription Drug Costs

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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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...

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.

Drug Companies Raising Prices Ahead Of Reform

nytimes.com | DUFF WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as drug makers promise to support Washington's health care overhaul by shaving $8 billion a year off the nation's drug costs after the legislatio...

White House Deal With Big Pharma Undermines Democracy: Robert Reich

wallstreetpit.com | Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, after being reported in the Los Angeles Times, the White House confirmed it has promised Big Pharma that any healthcare legislation will ba...

Deal Reached On Cutting Prescription Drug Costs: Report

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The pharmaceutical industry agreed Saturday to spend $80 billion over the next decade improving drug benefits for seniors on Medica...