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Insurers often take sting out of high price of drugs

Feb 4, 2015
It's "not what anybody really pays if you have private health insurance."
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, drugs, sticker price, health insurance
Pharmacy technician Angelina Lombardo helps a customer at a Walgreens pharmacy in Wheeling, Illinois.

Price war brews over costly hepatitis C drug

Dec 22, 2014
Pharmacy benefit-manager Express Scripts drops one hepatitis C drug in favor of a cheaper new one.
Posted In: hep C, abbvie, gilead sciencer, drugs, pharmaceuticals, Express Scripts
Gregory White, 7, who has cystic fibrosis, sits next to Dr. Charles Dumont, a Loyola University pediatric gastroenterologist.

How a $150 million investment turned into $3.3 billion

Nov 19, 2014
The Cystic Fibrosis foundation has sold its royalty rights to a drug it helped fund.
Posted In: drugs, drug testing, health insurers

Painkillers will be tougher to get this fall

Aug 22, 2014
Tighter regulation can help combat drug use, but it could be too crude an approach
Posted In: painkillers, drugs, pharmaceuticals

Top U.S. lawyer wants better drug sentencing policies

Mar 13, 2014
It isn’t easy to get a job after serving time in prison.
Posted In: drugs, marijuana, Barack Obama, Crime

Captured drug lord a master of supply chain management

Feb 24, 2014
"El Chapo" likely left a successor to continue in his steps.
Posted In: drugs, Sinoloa, drug trade, Mexico, drug war

Heroin's back - but prescription opiates are still a bigger problem

Jan 9, 2014
An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.
Posted In: Heroin, drugs, prescription drugs, war on drugs

FTC cracks down on weight-loss products

Jan 8, 2014
The Washington Post’s Lydia DePillis explains the deceptive advertising around weight-loss drugs.
Posted In: weight loss, Health, drugs, medicine, advertising, deceptive advertising

What's a Schedule II narcotic?

Oct 25, 2013
Painkillers are some of the most abused drugs on the market. The FDA has been looking for ways to stem that abuse.
Posted In: FDA, painkillers, drugs

FDA wants tighter restrictions on hydrocodone

Oct 25, 2013
The FDA recommends making hydrocodone a Schedule II narcotic, like its more powerful relative, oxycodone.
Posted In: drugs, prescription

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