Jan 8, 2014 The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.
Dec 30, 2013 At last count, the nation was spending $6.5 billion a year treating mental illness, substance abuse and chronic conditions in prisons.
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.
Dec 6, 2013 Instead of admitting Medicare patients quickly, hospitals are "observing" them for as long as two days.
Nov 27, 2013 The roll-out of Obamacare isn't the first time the government has done something this big.
Nov 19, 2013 Medicare is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year by failing to rein in doctors who routinely give patients pricey name-brand drugs when cheaper generic alternatives are available.
Nov 18, 2013 A new analysis by ProPublica finds that many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs to Medicare patients when generics can be dramatically cheaper -- and it's costing taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.
Nov 13, 2013 New guidelines say not to focus too much on your cholesterol levels.