High-priced specialty drugs: Exposing the flaws in the system

My husband, Andy, has Parkinson's disease. A year ago, his neurologist recommended a new pill that he was to take at bedtime. We quickly learned that the medication would cost US$1,300 for a one-month supply of 30 pills. ...


In health care, does 'hotspotting' make patients better?

The new health care practice of "hotspotting"—in which providers identify very high-cost patients and attempt to reduce their medical spending while improving care—has virtually no impact on patient outcomes, according ...

Overweight & Obesity

The financial reward of slimming down

(HealthDay)—If you're overweight or obese, shedding pounds can help improve your health and your longevity. What's more, doing so may also significantly boost your bank balance.

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