Updates

Aug 3

Worried about how you’ll afford health care (and other expenses) after retirement? Check out the Elder Index

Researchers at the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Boston have developed an online tool to

Jul 27

Too many seniors battling cancer can’t afford life-saving medications

Roughly 1 in 3 Americans on Medicare who do not qualify for low-income subsidies also don’t fill prescriptions for

Jul 18

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on Big Pharma over rebate practices that increase prescription costs

The Federal Trade Commission says it’s cracking down on “unlawful business practices” in an effort to drive down

Jul 15

Mark Cuban’s latest business venture? Taking on Big Pharma

Tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban is shifting gears and launching his own online pharmacy: Cost Plus Drug Company. And a

Jun 27

Inflation drives the cost of newly launched prescription drugs even higher

Back in 2008, a gallon of gas cost $3, a loaf of bread was $1.37, and the median launch price of a new prescription

Jun 27

Federal law requires hospitals to list prices. More than half don’t.

Last year, the Hospital Price Transparency Law went into effect. It requires hospitals to publish the cash prices for

Jun 14

Should surgeons own medical device companies and then use those devices during surgery? Some do.

It’s a business model facing scrutiny: physicians owning a stake in medical device companies

Jun 7

Pharma is spending big to advertise: $5 billion on TV ads

As social media platforms and apps continue to grow, so does the number of groups using those platforms for

May 2

Which Rx brands were the top ad-spenders last year? Hint: You’ve probably seen their commercials

Many of us visited our doctor’s offices or surgery centers only if absolutely necessary during the pandemic. That

May 2

8 reasons our health care costs will continue to rise

Americans’ health care costs took a short dip during the pandemic, largely because most of us stayed home and



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