Tag Archives: drug costs

Pricey New HIV PrEP Drug No Better Than Generics

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The advent of HIV-suppressing drugs has ushered in a new era of “pre-exposure prophylaxis” (PrEP) that drastically cuts a sexually active person’s odds of contracting the virus. But wider access to PrEP is being threatened …

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Price Hike Lead Patients to Craigslist for Insulin

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Maybe you’ve gone to Craigslist to find a used car or a secondhand couch, but imagine having to turn to the internet to pay for lifesaving drugs. It’s already happening: A new study found that hundreds …

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Negotiating Insulin Costs Could Save U.S. Billions

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you don’t need insulin, you probably haven’t paid much attention to its skyrocketing cost, but new research shows that exorbitant drug pricing eventually affects everyone. The study found that in 2017, Medicare spent nearly $8 …

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