As the price for decoding a person's DNA keeps dropping, expectations for personalized medicine based on specific genetic profiling rise. But translating an individual's genetic data into finely tailored medical treatments ...
High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and middle-income households, according to American University researchers in the journal Pediatrics.
(HealthDay)—Food prices are linked to blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Falling stock prices lead to increased hospitalisations for mental disorders, according to new research published today in the journal Health Policy and Planning.
All those people who've been telling us for years that we should eat more healthy foods and cut our calories – stop, take a moment, and celebrate.
Salix Pharmaceuticals will buy Santarus for about $2.12 billion to add to its roster of drugs.
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline revealed on Wednesday that pharmaceuticals and vaccines sales in China tumbled 61 percent in the third quarter, as it was rocked by a state bribery probe.
(Medical Xpress)—The availability, pricing and affordability of three essential asthma medicines varies greatly according to a new study of 52 low-and middle-income countries
Certain pediatric surgeries carry such low risk of serious blood loss that clinicians can safely forgo expensive blood typing and blood stocking before such procedures, suggest the results of a small study by researchers ...
Coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law won't be cheap, but two independent private studies show that cost-conscious consumers hunting for lower premiums will have plenty of options.
(HealthDay)—Consumer cost sharing resulting from reference pricing redirects patient volumes and reduces hospital prices for orthopedic surgery, according to research published in the August issue of Health Af ...
Several more countries have approved Pfizer Inc.'s new rheumatoid arthritis medicine, a twice-a-day pill seen as likely to be a big moneymaker for the company.
China's top economic planner is to investigate 60 pharmaceutical companies for excessive charges, including several joint ventures with foreign firms, state media reported Thursday.
New potentially life-saving HIV drugs are "beyond reach" due to restrictive patents, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday, even though basic medication for the disease has become cheaper.
When it comes to shopping for health care services, few publicly available tools help patients measure the best bang for their buck, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).