News tagged with prescription costs

Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers

Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets.

Sep 16, 2014
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Keeping active pays off in your 70s and 80s

(Medical Xpress)—Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new research ...

Jul 02, 2014
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Racial disparities exist in outcomes of spinal surgery

(HealthDay)—The rate of complications, length of stay, and costs associated with surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis differ for African-American patients compared with white patients, according to research ...

Jun 18, 2013
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Liberal group outlines $385B in Medicare cuts

(AP)—A think tank allied with the White House is releasing a plan for Medicare cuts—hoping to stave off even bigger health care reductions in upcoming budget talks with Congress.

Nov 14, 2012
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