Diabetes

A young life lost to high insulin prices

(HealthDay)—Alec Smith was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes shortly before his 24th birthday. When he turned 26, he lost his health insurance. Less than a month later, he lost his life because he couldn't afford the exorbitant ...

Health

What would happen if U.S. hospitals openly shared their prices?

Imagine there was a store where there were no prices on items, and you never knew what you'd pay until you'd picked out your purchases and were leaving the shop. You might be skeptical that the store would have any incentive ...

Medications

A pharmacist explains why drugs cost so much

When a nationally prominent oncologist said "drugs cost too much" during a high-profile speech at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology recently, no one was particularly shocked. The cost of new ...

Health

Time and money—the biggest hurdles to healthy eating

Philippe Couillard, the freshly defeated Quebec premier, made headlines during the election campaign when he suggested a family of three —comprised of one adult and two adolescents —could feed themselves for $75 a week.

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