Dec 30

Positivity leads to longer life

A positive outlook can help you live longer, new research from the Nurses’ Health Study shows.

Dec 28

Soaring drug prices drove Medicare, Medicaid spending in 2015

We know consumers have been hit hard by rising prescription drug prices. New data show how those prices also affected

Dec 23

Pharmacy sticker shock: How brand-name drug increases stack up

From 2008 to 2015, the average brand-name drug shot up 164 percent, according to the Express Scripts 2015 Drug Trend

Dec 22

National health spending hit record high in 2015

Total spending on health care in the United States increased 5.8 percent in 2015, reaching a whopping $3.2

Dec 20

The 21st Century Cures Act: What does it mean for you?

In a moment of bipartisan unity, the U.S. House and Senate passed and President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century

Dec 19

Rising price of insulin prompts call for Congress to act

The cost of insulin has jumped 700 percent since 1996, putting many consumers in a bind and prompting one group to

Dec 15

Rx spending increases far outpace other health care spending

Spending on pharmaceutical drugs is far outpacing other types of health care spending, including hospital

Dec 13

New poll shows growing public frustration with high Rx prices and demand for policy solutions

Key findings of a new HealthDay/Harris Poll show more than 90 percent of Americans blame pharmaceutical companies for

Dec 13

The more you know, the better your chances of finding health coverage that’s right for your family and your budget

A study by the RAND Corporation recently found that 64 percent of people with high health insurance literacy who were

Dec 8

Doctors call for value-based Rx pricing

The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest physician organization, is taking on the issue of

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