Congress aims to give some drugmakers a break

Oct 2, 2015
The push comes even as lawmakers discuss ways to rein in drug prices.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, drug prices

'Biosimilar' drug launches for first time in U.S.

Sep 4, 2015
The new type of generic drug could reduce costs of cutting-edge medicines.
Posted In: biosimilar, drug testing, pharmaceuticals
An increase in the amount of people with health insurance has led to profitability in the healthcare sector.

Why health stocks are doing so well

Apr 20, 2015
More people are insured, and biotechs are doing well, too.
Posted In: health stocks, ACA, pharmaceuticals

Changing times fuel drug company deals

Mar 31, 2015
From Obamacare to a generic drug supply crunch, mergers are due to lots of reasons.
Posted In: UnitedHealth, pharmaceuticals, ACA

How the cost of a drug impacts the placebo effect

Mar 3, 2015
A recent study suggests telling patients a drug is expensive enhances the effect.
Posted In: medicine, pharmaceuticals, hospitals

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

The shocking cost of wasted prescription pills

Dec 10, 2014
Nursing facilities destroy millions of extra medications. But technology could help them recycle the drugs.
Posted In: pills, medication, pharmaceuticals

Drug windfall raises questions for foundations

Nov 19, 2014
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is set to reap more than $3 billion.
Posted In: cystic fibrosis, lung disease, pharmaceuticals, foundations

Why there is no Ebola vaccine

Oct 1, 2014
The simple reality is that drug manufacturers want to make money.
Posted In: Ebola, pharmaceuticals, public health