Medications

Prices for new brand-name prescription drugs spike

A new study out of Brigham and Women's Hospital shows how newly marketed brand-name drugs in the U.S. are driving up health care spending, resulting in "detrimental effects for patient access and affordability."

Medications

Report: Remdesivir dominated hospital drug spending in 2021

The COVID-19 treatment remdesivir dominated hospital drug spending in 2021, accounting for nearly 10% of all pharmaceutical expenses and outpacing the next three drugs combined, according to the National Trends in Prescription ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fungal infections cost U.S. $6.7B in a year

New research from the University of Georgia found that fungal infections account for $6.7 billion in health care spending in 2018. And that's just the cases that were directly responsible for inpatient hospital stays.

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