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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Prioritizing generics — 4 strategies for lower drug costs from Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, outlined his strategy to lower drug prices during a Monday interview with Bloomberg. Here are four ways Dr. Gottlieb seeks ...

FDA looks at using clout to cut drug costs

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering using the agency’s powers to bring more price competition to the market for generic drugs, targeting high-priced ...

Why Insulin Is So Expensive, And How To Reduce Its Price

She drew the life-saving medication into the syringe, just 10cc of colorless fluid for the everyday low price of, gulp, several hundred dollars. Was that a new chemotherapy, specially ...

Speed And Safety At The FDA: Generic Drug Approvals Reach Record Highs

New legislation increases the speed of the FDA approval process for generics by introducing fees for applying manufacturers. This is not a new approach – manufacturers have been paying ...

Prescribing generic drugs could have saved $73 billion

The nation could have saved an estimated $73 billion from 2010 to 2012 if clinicians had more frequently prescribed alternatives to brand-name drugs, a JAMA Internal Medicine study ...

App can help you save on generic drugs

Founded by brothers Geoffrey and Matthew Chaiken, Blink Health is changing lives in just a few easy steps. Once you’ve received a prescription from your doctor and sent it to ...
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