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Drug and Patient Assistance Programs  Jill Osborne MA - ICN Founder   It's a sad fact that many medications are so overpriced that the majority of patients simply cannot afford them. The only FDA approved oral medication for IC (Elmiron) has risen in price dramatically with some patients reporting that

POST SUMMARY: According to an editorial in today’s Times “pharma companies are taking advantage of a mix of laws that force insurers to include essentially all expensive drugs in their …

An overwhelming 74 percent of American adults now believe that terminally ill patients who are in great pain should have the right to end their lives, the poll found. Only 14 percent were opposed. Broad majorities also favor physician-assisted suicide and physician-administered euthanasia. But when it comes to pain of cancer what’s worth hundreds of thousands of dollars versus a patient’s choice to end their life with dignity?

POST SUMMARY: There are a lot of new medications getting positive PR in the war on cancer, but when and how will the industry get patients involved and ask what’s important to them?

So maybe instead of focusing on drug costs, which are only 10% of every healthcare dollar spent, the authors should look at American’s who d...

So maybe instead of focusing on drug costs, which are only of every healthcare dollar spent, the authors should look at American’s who d.

How two common medications became one $455 million specialty pill - After I was prescribed a brand-name drug I didn’t need and given a coupon to cover the out-of-pocket costs, I discovered another reason Americans pay too much for health care.

What you need to know about prescription prices. Note: the price data is now old. Since CVS bought Target pharmacies, my Target RX has gone up more than the price I used to pay. Check GoodRx for the best pharmaceutical prices.

FDA-Approved Drug Linked to 542 Deaths and 2,367 Hemorrhages, but FDA Refuses to Pull It

FDA Approved Drug Linked to 542 Deaths and Hemorrhages, but FDA Refuses to Pull It

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Myths In The Pricing Of New Drugs

Myths In The Pricing Of New Drugs

Desperation is one driver for the increases, with drugmakers raising prices on products that remain under patent to offset sales dropped fro.

According to the New York Times “in recent years, generics have curbed the rise of drug prices, saving the American health care system billi...

According to the New York Times “in recent years, generics have curbed the rise of drug prices, saving the American health care system billi.

Non-adherence can threaten patients’ health individually as well as add vast costs to the health care system – an estimated $290 billion annually.  A research report by Langer Research Associates tries to shed some light on why patients don’t take their medications but frankly I have a hard time believing that the top reason is “I forgot”.

Non-adherence can threaten patients’ health individually as well as add vast costs to the health care system – an estimated $290 billion annually. A research report by Langer Research Associates tries to shed some light on why patients don’t take their medications but frankly I have a hard time believing that the top reason is “I forgot”.

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