prescription drugs


Out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs is increasing.

The promise and problems of drug-finding apps

Nov 12, 2015
They help consumers find lower prices, but there's more to it than that.
Posted In: health care, health insurance, prescription drugs, app

Why pharmaceutical coupons might push costs up overall

Nov 12, 2015
New apps help consumers find the best deals on prescription drugs, but at a cost.
Posted In: prescription drugs, coupons
Pharmacy Technician Sapriece Barrett

What if Medicare could bargain over drug prices?

Aug 3, 2015
Currently, Medicare is banned from negotiating directly with drug companies.
Posted In: Medicare, prescription drugs, healthcare costs

One rare-disease biotech company buys another

May 7, 2015
Alexion, which has one drug on the market, is purchasing Synageva, which has none.
Posted In: biotech, merger, prescription drugs

Feds want fewer anti-psychotics prescribed to seniors

Mar 2, 2015
Heavily marketed to treat patients with dementia, drugs can lead to death
Posted In: Health, health care, prescription drugs, elder care, dementia

A new drug becomes the only option for some patients

Dec 22, 2014
Prescription-drug benefit company makes an exclusive deal with drug-maker.
Posted In: abbvie, Express Scripts, prescription drugs

Heroin, opiate addicts find it tough to get treatment

May 27, 2014
There are simply not enough beds to meet New Jersey’s growing demand for substance abuse treatment.
Posted In: addiction, Obamacare, prescription drugs

Shelf vs. Script: Why Merck's offloading allergy pills

May 6, 2014
Turns out prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs are two very different businesses.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, merck, bayer, prescription drugs

Desperate patients smuggle prescription drugs from Mexico

Jan 20, 2014
Physicians and law enforcement are tracking a relatively new trend -- U.S. patients smuggling of prescription medicine in bulk from Mexico.
Posted In: Mexico, prescription drugs

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