Jan 8, 2014 The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.
Dec 19, 2013 Generics have a 50 percent bigger markup in comparison with brand-name drugs.
Dec 17, 2013 GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to prescribe its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps for higher sales. The company has tested the approach in the U.S., judging salesmen on their medical and business knowledge, instead of how many drugs they sell.
Dec 12, 2013 Many small insurers expected a bonanza of new customers when Healthcare.gov began on Oct. 1, but the website's problems made the first weeks very quiet for them.
Nov 13, 2013 New guidelines on the use of statins to lower cholesterol hold the promise to dramatically increase the number of Americans who take those drugs.
Nov 13, 2013 New guidelines say not to focus too much on your cholesterol levels.
Oct 18, 2013 Employers are rolling out benefit programs that create financial incentives for healthier habits. But does it work?
Dec 6, 2013 Shedding those holiday pounds can be tough, but maybe a financial incentive can give you that extra push.
Oct 8, 2013 Data show the vaccine is modestly effective against malaria.
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Sep 30, 2013 Even though they are not proven to be more effective than traditional treatment methods, more than a dozen proton beam therapy centers are under construction across the country, including one in Shreveport, Louisiana.