Prevnar is an expensive vaccine but effective in preventing deadly diseases such as meningitis, so doctors have been using it despite the high cost. Now evidence that it also cuts pneumonia cases makes its price tag seem even more reasonable.
So-called consumer-directed health care plans are touted as an easy way to cut costs for employers. But the high deductible options hit female employees the hardest, because they have more health care needs.
Ads for the drug Celebrex return tonight after a two-year absence, but the focus will be on the aspirin's potential dangers rather than its benefits. Helen Palmer reports on the product's marketing makeover.
Results of a new study suggest that eating a lot of beef during pregnancy may adversely affect fertility of boys in the womb. Researchers found that the more beef the mother ate, the lower her son's sperm count later in life.
Antibiotics are so cheap and easy to prescribe, there's little incentive for doctors not to, even though resistance grows with each use. But now a think tank has suggested novel approach: If you can't cure the behavior, tax it.