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More than 100 doctors from around the world have signed a letter decrying the high cost of cancer drugs which reach $100,000 per year or more, and calling for pharmaceutical companies to ease prices.
Medications Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2
(HealthDay)—The fees that hospitals charge consumers or insurance providers for services vary widely across the United States, and can even vary within geographic regions and cities, federal officials reported ...
Health May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The rising cost of Medicare can be cut through strategies such as increasing premiums and raising the eligibility age, but those moves could drive many elderly Americans from the program, leaving them with limited access ...
Health May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Most U.S. adults aren't sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, and many doubt the bigger price tags would trim the national waistline.
Health Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A coalition of manufacturers has pledged to provide new prosthetic legs for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings if their health insurance won't cover the full cost of the devices.
Health May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk A/S says first-quarter net profit rose 28 percent on strong sales of its diabetic drugs.
Medications May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
U.S. health regulators will require generic versions of the best-selling painkiller OxyContin to include recent formulation changes designed to make the pill harder to abuse.
Medications Apr 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Those tiny balls of boutique mozzarella cheese with the sticker-shock price tag beckoning from the dairy case—are they the real deal, mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, crafted from the milk of water buffaloes? Or are they ...
Health Oct 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Obese people now outnumber the hungry globally, but hardship for the undernourished is increasing amid a growing food crisis, the International Federation of the Red Cross warned Thursday.
Health Sep 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Research at Johns Hopkins suggests that if hospitals would show physicians the price of some diagnostic laboratory tests at the time the tests are ordered, doctors would order substantially fewer of them or search for lower-priced ...
Health Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers who sought to determine whether pricing information for a total hip replacement could be obtained from hospitals and physicians found getting such information was often difficult and that there were wide variations ...
Health Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay News) —Prescription drug prices at U.S. pharmacies can vary widely, and failing to shop around could result in people overpaying by as much as $100 or more a month on average, depending on the ...
Medications Mar 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Drop in alcohol-related deaths by nearly a third follows minimum alcohol price increase of 10 percent
A new study made available online today in Addiction shows that, between 2002 and 2009, the percentage of deaths caused by alcohol in British Columbia, Canada dropped more than expected when minimum alcohol price was increa ...
Addiction Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Some retailers, such as Apple's iTunes, are known for using uniform pricing in an effort to simplify consumers' choices and perhaps increase their tendency to make impulse purchases. But other stores, like ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
US scientists on Wednesday said they had used baker's yeast to make a key ingredient of malaria drugs, a feat that could iron out fluctuations in supply caused by sourcing the chemical from a Chinese herb.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0