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 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 25, 2013 The FDA recommends making hydrocodone a Schedule II narcotic, like its more powerful relative, oxycodone.
Oct 14, 2013 Medicare enrollment is already confusing enough. The new health care exchanges will only make it more so. And that could end up being costly for taxpayers.
Oct 8, 2013 Data show the vaccine is modestly effective against malaria.
Sep 26, 2013 It's not just a problem in developing nations either.