Diabetes

New plan limits out-of-pocket costs for insulin

(HealthDay)—Out-of-pocket costs for insulin could be restricted to $25 a month for people under a drug benefit plan announced Wednesday by Express Scripts.

Health

GOP lawmakers propose new conditions on health bill

Two top Republicans announced a bill Tuesday restoring federal subsidies to insurers that includes tough conditions sought by the White House. Senate Democrats have enough votes to kill it, but the measure underscores the ...

Health

House GOP proposes 5-year extension for children's health

A popular program that provides health insurance for 8.9 million low-income children would get five more years of funding under legislation Republicans plan to push through a House committee this week. The measure comes days ...

Medications

Painkiller panel drops experts linked to pharma industry

A group advising the Food and Drug Administration on medical issues abruptly dropped four experts from a panel on prescription painkillers after concerns emerged about apparent ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

Medications

Report: Drug maker was focused on profits, not patients

The makers of a breakthrough hepatitis drug put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that's become a symbol of the excessive cost of medications, Senate investigators said Tuesday.

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