Costco and Instacart expand deliveries to include prescription drugs

Apr 20, 2020
It's an effort to compete with drugstore chains and pharmacy startups.
About 90% of prescriptions are filled in person. Will the pandemic change that?
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House to vote on Speaker Pelosi's prescription drug bill this week

Dec 9, 2019
The plan would empower the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices.
"The cost of actually manufacturing most of these drugs is very small, so [pharmaceutical companies are] making a huge profit on each drug that they sell," says Gerard Anderson, a professor in the department of health policy and management Johns Hopkins University.
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Why do foreign countries pay less than the U.S. for prescription drugs?

Jul 9, 2019
The answer comes down to one key tactic: negotiation.
A pharmacy's green cross sign in Nantes, western France.
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Drug summit looks at ways to prevent overdose deaths

Apr 23, 2019
President Trump expected to address the summit Wednesday.
Oxycodone pills prescribed for a patient lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. 
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Would requiring prices in pharmaceutical ads make drugs cheaper?

Apr 9, 2019
The idea is that transparency would lead to more competition and lower costs. One drug company is already on board.
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Drug shortages continue to affect common meds

Mar 6, 2019
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage.
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage. 
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The cost of preventing the spread of HIV? Upwards of $1,600 a month

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Feb 5, 2019
President Trump is expected to call for an end to HIV transmission by 2030. The drug known as PrEP may be key.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and AIDS patients march to protest budget cuts to AIDS services proposed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on June 5, 2009 in Hollywood, California. 
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Kickbacks or a helpful service? Here's why pharma is under fire

Sep 21, 2018
Drug companies can get creative with doctor incentives, and that can be problematic.
A pharmacy technician counts out a prescription of antibiotic pills.
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There's a new generic drugmaker in town, and it doesn't need to turn a profit

Sep 6, 2018
Across the country, hospitals and clinics are dealing with a really difficult problem: Sometimes they can’t get their hands on certain life-saving generic drugs. So one group of large hospital systems, including the Mayo Clinic and Intermountain Healthcare, has come…

Generic Viagra floods the market. Here’s how Pfizer is reacting

Jul 13, 2018
Pfizer hopes to run with its “little blue pill” as long as it can. That includes the time-honored strategy of launching its own generic.
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