Under the new rules, these private Medicare insurance plans could require patients to try cheaper drugs first.
Prescriptions for sedatives known as benzodiazepines may lead to long-term use among 1 in 4 older adults who receive them.
Doctors and hospitals love to talk about patients saved with precision medicine, and reporters love to write about them, but success is, in fact, rare.
The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective; it is given as 2 shots, 6 months apart. Both shots are needed for long-term protection.
The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed 50-100m people. A major influenza pandemic on this scale will happen again, and we’re unprepared.
His family thinks their son was rationing his insulin — using less than he needed — to try to make it last until he could afford to buy more.
More than 13% of young adults not in college report daily, or near daily, marijuana use. Alcohol use is more common among college students.
Antibiotic resistance risks returning us to an age where even simple cuts and scrapes can become deadly.
Suicide rates have been steadily climbing, but their numbers are likely even higher.
New drugs that promise a cure for the 3.5 million Americans with chronic hepatitis also are benefiting another category of patients: those awaiting life-saving organ transplants.