Updates

Sep 12

How the pharmaceutical industry uses patents to inflate your drug costs

There’s documented proof that the costs of prescription medications for U.S. consumers continue to rise. In fact, a

Aug 23

Law requires hospitals to share their prices. Most still don’t.

It’s been more than a year since a federal law went into effect requiring hospitals to post their prices online for

Aug 23

Here’s what the Inflation Reduction Act means for you

The $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act that has passed both the U.S. House and Senate invests billions on

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



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