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3170 Articles Matching "drugs"

10 startups tackling the problem of high prescription drug costs

Mar 23, 2019 , Mobile Health News
Whether by managing payments, connecting consumers to reimbursement options or just manufacturing cheap drugs themselves, these companies are taking aim at a problem that's building to a...
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Improving TB Treatment—And Survival—In The World's Poorest Places

Mar 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Blood-test results remain a gold standard of accuracy when doctors need to determine if tuberculosis (TB) patients are adequately absorbing their medications. Indicators such as the blood levels of TB drugs at fixed timepoints after dosing, usually two and six hours, influence how treatment regimens......
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CBD Products Now Available at CVS in 8 States

Mar 22, 2019 , WebMD
The products will be sold in store aisles, according to a CVS spokesman, who added that the drugstore chain is not selling any supplements or food additives containing...
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Kentucky launches probe into drug overcharges by pharmacy benefit managers

Mar 22, 2019 , Reuters
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said on Thursday he had launched an investigation into allegations that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) had overcharged state health insurance programs for drugs and discriminated against independent pharmacies....
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Rite Aid shareholders approve reverse stock split

Mar 22, 2019 , CNBC Health
Rite Aid shareholders have approved the company's reverse stock split, the company announced Thursday, a move aimed at keeping the drugstore chain's shares trading on New York Stock...
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Cancer Drugs Dominate Top 10 Best-Selling Drugs

Mar 22, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Cancer Drugs Dominate Top 10 Best-Selling Drugs in...
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Adolescents Treated With Some ADHD Drugs Like Adderall May Be At Higher Risk Of Having Psychotic Event

Mar 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The risk is “low enough that you can’t say, ‘just don’t prescribe Adderall,’” said Dr. Lauren Moran, the study’s lead author. “But from a public health perspective, there’s so many millions of people being prescribed these medications that it actually leads to thousands of people at increased risk of psychosis.” In other public health news: Zika, sugary drinks, depression and more....
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FDA allows sale of certain blood pressure drugs amid shortage

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it will temporarily allow certain manufacturers to sell blood pressure medications containing specified levels of a probable cancer-causing impurity in order to maintain adequate supplies of the drug....
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Ro Launches Direct-To-Consumer Site To Treat Women’s Hot Flashes And Other Menopause Symptoms

Mar 21, 2019 , Forbes
Direct-to-consumer telehealth startup Ro launched in 2017 selling erectile dysfunction pills to men. Now, it’s launching a new brand for women in “midlife” with drugs for treating some of the symptoms of...
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Daily Use Of High-Potency Marijuana Can Increase Risk Of Developing Psychosis By Nearly Five Times

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say that this should temper some of the enthusiasm that's been growing about the healthfulness of marijuana. They also say it provides reasoning behind putting some restrictions on legalized use of the drugs--such as making sure high-potency versions are harder to...
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One-third of uninsured can't afford to take drugs as prescribed

Mar 20, 2019 , CNN Health
One-third of uninsured Americans did not take their medicine as prescribed to try to lower their costs, a new government report found....
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Third of Uninsured Skimp on Meds to Save Money

Mar 20, 2019 , WebMD
Nearly 1 in 5 of those prescribed drugs asked their doctors for less expensive options. The rate was highest -- 40 percent -- among people without...
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When Drug Costs Get Too High, Patients Are Skipping Doses Or Just Not Taking Medication

Mar 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Experts are worried this behavior could be extremely dangerous for the patients. “We have lots of treatments where if you don’t take them exactly as prescribed, you might be doing more harm than good,” said Stacie Dusetzina, a health policy researcher at Vanderbilt University. Other ways patients are trying to control costs are by asking for cheaper drugs from doctors or seeking out alternative therapies. Meanwhile, Ohio's attorney general is suing UnitedHealth's OptumRx unit alleging it...
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Hospital Pricing Practices: Transparency And Clarity Are Lacking

Mar 20, 2019 , Forbes
Since 2015, the average pace of hospital and physician expenditures has exceeded prescription drugs. Legislators are attempting to pry open the black box of hospital costs. Per the 1st of January a new law requires all U.S. hospitals to post complete price lists of all procedures...
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The Road To Curing HIV In South Dependent On Tackling Racism, Poverty And Homophobia

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Drugs already exist to prevent and contain the virus. But there are formidable social obstacles that have to be conquered before there can be meaningful headway made. In other public health news: depression, having children, terminal illnesses, immunotherapy, Ebola, antibiotics, TV's effect on the aging brain, and...
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FDA Orders European Seller Of Online Abortion Pills To Immediately Cease Delivery To U.S. Customers

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The FDA says the "unapproved new drugs pose an inherent risk to consumers." In other news on abortion: Tennessee judge rebuked for denying a women on house arrest to travel to get an abortion; Indiana takes steps toward allowing nurses and physician assistants to object to playing role in abortion procedure; and Maine governor wants to allow medical professionals besides doctors to be able to provide the...
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Updating Your Knowledge of the Many Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Mar 19, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
According to the latest figures from the CDC, 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and another 84.3 million adults have 'prediabetes.' Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% to 95% of all cases. Are you up-to-date on the new drugs? This month in AJN, Patricia Keresztes and Annette Peacock-Johnson help us find our way [...] The post Updating Your Knowledge of the Many Medications for Type 2 Diabetes appeared first on Off the...
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Hidden Cost Of Immigration Enforcement Battle: Veterans Drug Court Could Become Casualty In Sanctuary City Standoff

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Trump administration in 2017 threatened to withhold law enforcement grants from 29 cities, counties or states it viewed as having “sanctuary” policies that limit cooperation with federal immigration agents. Today, all those jurisdictions have received or been cleared to get the money, except Oregon, which is battling for the funds in federal court. Some of that money is slated for veterans courts that help servicemen and women who are addicted to drugs get help....
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Ohio accuses UnitedHealth's OptumRx of drug overcharges in lawsuit

Mar 19, 2019 , Reuters
Ohio's attorney general on Monday said he had filed a lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc's OptumRx unit, saying the pharmacy benefit manager had overcharged the state nearly $16 million for prescription drugs....
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Engineering Treatments For The Opioid Epidemic

Mar 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The U.S. is reeling from a public health crisis driven by the misuse of prescription and illicit opioids with nearly 12 million people abusing the drugs annually. The Midwest saw opioid overdoses increase 70% from July 2016 to September 2017, and every 15 minutes a baby is born suffering from opioid......
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