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Obamacare Repeal: Phase One of the Romney-Republican Assault on the Middle Class

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

You would think that the Supreme Court's ruling might end the debate about health care and allow Congress to focus on creating jobs. But it won't because GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republicans want to repeal it.

Human Pharmacies Increasingly Offering Pet Medications

Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

It’s now more convenient for Rover to get his medication, as more pharmacy chains are offering access to prescription pet medications, the Sun Senti...

Jeffrey Young

Choice Between Food Or Medicine Is A Reality, Not A Talking Point, For These Older Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.21.2012 | Business

The spectre of senior citizens choosing between food and prescription drugs has been used by politicians so many times, it's become a cliché. For one...

U.S. Kids Get More ADHD Drugs, Fewer Antibiotics: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents

(Reuters) - The number of drugs dispensed to U.S. minors has dropped slightly over the past decade, bucking the rise in prescriptions to adults, with ...

No Overtime For You!

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a...

Zach Carter

Obama Trade Invitation Raises Fresh Suspicions About Secret Corporate Giveaway

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's administration on Monday formally invited Mexico to join controversial free trade negotiations known as the Tra...

Liberals Working for the Right

Dean Baker | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

Some say the left should tout the merits of "government." That is a great idea, if the point is to advance the conservatives' agenda. It is astounding how happy liberals are to work for the right by implying that conservatives somehow just want to leave markets to themselves whereas the liberals want to bring in the pointy-headed bureaucrats to tell people what they should do. This view is, of course, nonsense. Pick an issue, any issue, and you will almost invariably find the right actively pushing for a big role for government. However, for conservatives the goal is not ensuring a decent standard of living for the bulk of the population. Rather the goal is ensuring that money is redistributed upward. And, of course, the conservatives are smart enough not to own up to their use of the government.

Ann Brenoff

What Made This Guy So Angry About His Health Insurance?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

Morris Pineda of Alameda, Calif., says that learning it was cheaper for him to pay out-of-pocket for his prescription medications instead of putting i...

America's War On Drugs Moves To The Pharmacy

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living

* DEA launches broadside against wholesalers, pharmacies * Lawmakers, patients, physicians question strategy ...

Prescription Stimulant Use Finds Place In High School Students' Routines

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Once a habit indulged primarily by college and graduate students, prescription stimulant abuse has found a niche among students in academically elite ...

WTF? (What's That Font?) 3 Reasons Why it's Hard to Read the Small Print

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

I found myself recently standing in a grocery store aisle, holding a bottle of barbeque sauce at arm's length in order to bring into focus the ridiculously tiny type. When did children with 20/10 vision start designing all our consumer products? I wondered.

Bigger Than Bath Salts

Subhash Kateel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Miami
Subhash Kateel

Mention Miami this week and the first thing people will talk about is the "zombie" attack. Once the Twitterverse finishes with the jokes, look into the lives of both men and it stops being funny and starts being sad.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Softens 'Shameful' Fight Against Cheap Drugs For Poor Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A change of heart from the Obama administration may pave the way to a groundbreaking global deal to provide lifesaving medications to de...

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,...

Zach Carter

Trade Revolt Against Obama Intensifies

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation late Wednesday to protest the Obama administration's refusal to share information about c...

Zach Carter

An Idea To Fix Killer Costs Of Lifesaving Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is promoting a new plan to encourage the development of better, cheaper prescription drugs: an innovation fu...

Rx Drugs a Growing Problem Among Teenagers

Alexandra Pisano | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Pisano

The most dangerous drugs may be much closer to home than you think. In fact, they may already be in your home. You may be worried about your teenager's relationship with drugs, but this is probably a good time to start talking to your younger children, too.

Act Now!

Mike Feder | Posted 07.15.2012 | Comedy
Mike Feder

Have you been asking yourself: What happened to that old energy, that zest for life? Can I ever get it back? Yes, you can! Now you can leave all that doubt, worry and discomfort behind. Because now there is... SMILIZENE.

People Are Dying of Drug Overdoses, Despite Lifesaving Medications

Erin L. Winstanley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin L. Winstanley, Ph.D.

We have waged a war against drugs instead of formulating a science-based response to a public health epidemic for which a life-saving medication is available.

Medicare Paid $5.6 Billion To Drugstores For Questionable Billings

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.10.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON — It would take a mighty big pill box to hold them. A pharmacy in Kansas billed Medicare for more than 1,000 prescriptions each for ...

Will the Supreme Court Follow the GOP Plan and Force Seniors to Pay $20,000 More for Rx Drugs?

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Fidelity Investments, the gigantic Wall Street mutual fund company, says it will cost a retired couple $20,000 more to buy their medicines if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Affordable Care Act.

Painkiller Association Closes As Senate Launches Probe

ProPublica | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

A version of this story was published in The Washington Post.As the U.S. Senate Finance Committee launched an investigation Tuesday into makers of nar...

Taking Stock and Saving Lives: How an m-Health Initiative Is Revolutionizing Health Care in Uganda

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Until recently, most health clinics in Uganda, and indeed across the continent of Africa, transmitted all of their data manually. The journey of a paper record from doctor's pad to the Ministry of Health in Kampala was treacherous at best.

Spring Cleaning the Medicine Cabinets, and Other Ways to Combat Rx Abuse

John J. Castellani | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
John J. Castellani

Now, more than ever, it's crucial for all of us to inventory whether we have unused and expired medicine in our homes and take immediate, safe steps to dispose of them -- before they end up in the wrong hands.

Bernie Sanders Advocates a Free Market in AIDS Drugs

Dean Baker | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

There are more efficient mechanisms than patent monopolies to finance drug research. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is proposing one such mechanism, a prize system, be adopted to support research on AIDS drugs.