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Paying Cash For Prescriptions Could Save You Money 23% Of Time, Analysis Shows

Paying Cash For Prescriptions Could Save You Money 23% Of Time, Analysis Shows

One Texas patient was charged a $42.60 copay by his insurance company for a generic version of simvastatin, a statin drug. The patient could have paid $18.59 out-of-pocket.

March 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
How to buy medicine safely from an online pharmacy

How to buy medicine safely from an online pharmacy

Rogue online pharmacies may claim to sell prescription medicines at deeply discounted prices, often without requiring a valid prescription. But they often sell unapproved or counterfeit medicines outside the safeguards followed by licensed pharmacies.

January 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some western states

Overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some western states

The opioid crisis on the East Coast and in the Midwest has fueled a national surge in drug deaths, even as fatal overdoses have decreased or remained stable in parts of the West, new federal data show. Washington state saw a 5.29% rise in deaths from 2015 to 2017.

January 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
New gene therapies could cost more than $1m per patient

New gene therapies could cost more than $1m per patient

Outrage over the high cost of cancer care has focused on skyrocketing drug prices, including the $475,000 price tag for the country’s first gene therapy, Novartis’ Kymriah, a leukemia treatment approved in August. But the total costs of Kymriah and the 21 similar drugs in development — known as CAR T-cell therapies — will be far higher than many have imagined, reaching $1 million or more per patient.

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More