Popular Cancer Pill Goes Generic, Yet Patients’ Costs Stay High

Donald Jones used to pay at least $500 a month for a brand-name drug, Gleevec, that’s kept his leukemia at bay for five years. Lately, he’s been paying almost as much for a generic ...

Multiple triggers for faster rise in healthcare costs

A number of factors contribute to a current faster rise in healthcare costs, observers say. “There are fluctuations in healthcare spending from year to year, but after a slower trajectory ...

Affordable Health Care: Generic Drugs Not the Answer

One smart way to reduce the cost of health care, according to many experts, is to expand generic drugs. Scott Gottlieb, the new commissioner of the FDA, for example, wants to speed ...

Drug prices: how generics changed the game

For a time, high drug prices made headlines, and it looked like the issue could be tackled by the Trump administration. But as we all know, efforts to repeal Obamacare have consumed ...

Cancer patients skipping medicines or delaying treatment due to high drug prices

John Krahne received alarming news from his doctor last December. His brain tumors were stable, but his lung tumors had grown noticeably larger. The doctor recommended a drug called ...

20 Tips to Afford Your Diabetes Medications and Supplies

If you’re struggling to make ends meet, you may feel like you can’t afford your diabetes medications and supplies. Even if you have insurance, you may not be able to afford the co-pays ...

Can tech ease the pain of soaring drug costs?

The internet has transformed the way consumers buy everything from clothes and cars to food and movie tickets. Can the power of technology also disrupt how Americans purchase prescription ...

How Big Pharma Exploits the Cancer Drug Market

With another day, another headline arrives revealing the arrogant, out-of-touch nature of the pharmaceutical industry. Fortunately, this time, the outrage arrives from overseas. Specifically, ...

The Billionaire And The Drug Price

In September 2015, Satish Mehta, the billionaire chief executive of the Indian drug company Emcure Pharmaceuticals, wrote an effusive email congratulating Jeffrey Glazer, the CEO of ...

Examine the causes of escalating healthcare costs

We continue to talk about healthcare as if it were a commodity that that can be purchased in the same way as iodized salt, a flat screen TV or a used car. But healthcare essentially ...
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