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Study: Access to targeted lung cancer drug is cost-prohibitive globally

Written by | 5 Jun 2024

Many countries with national healthcare systems or payers such as insurance companies use cost-effectiveness analyses to decide whether to cover new medicines, balancing treatment costs with potential health… read more.

How an Indian government policy backfired: the unintended consequences of price regulation of prescription drugs

Written by | 5 Jun 2024

Researchers from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, University of Chicago, and Management Development Institute, Gurgaon published a new Journal of Marketing study that examines the unintended consequences of an Indian government healthcare… read more.

Competition from “skinny label” generics saved Medicare billions

Written by | 30 Apr 2024

An analysis of 15 name-brand drugs and their “skinny label” generic counterparts found that competition from these counterparts saved Medicare Part D nearly $15 billion from 2015 to… read more.

Drug-pricing program improved prostate cancer treatment adherence

Written by | 26 Mar 2024

Prostate cancer patients receiving care at hospitals that are part of a special drug-pricing program were more likely to stick to their prescription drug therapy than patients at… read more.

One in five state Medicaid programs covers weight loss medications

Written by | 18 Mar 2024

Mounting evidence suggests that FDA-approved weight loss medications, such as Wegovy, not only help patients lose weight but also protect against complications from obesity such as cardiovascular disease…. read more.

Mark Cuban Drug Company may offer savings for urology drugs

Written by | 27 Feb 2024

 An online pharmacy offering standardized, transparent pricing can reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients taking common medications prescribed by urologists, suggests a study in the March issue of Urology Practice®, an… read more.

New prescription drugs typically sold first in US

Written by | 7 Feb 2024

Most new prescription drugs are sold first in the U.S. before they reach other nations, but ultimately important medications are sold across most wealthy nations within about a… read more.

Medicare is overpaying for generic drugs

Written by | 8 Dec 2023

Medicare is the single largest provider of health insurance in the United States, serving 63.8 million senior citizens as of 2022. Three-quarters of these recipients are enrolled in… read more.

Pharmacy forecast identifies growing societal challenges expected to impact care

Written by | 6 Dec 2023

Societal issues — including the growth in ultra-high-cost treatments, the epidemic of mental health and substance use disorders, climate change, and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI)— could… read more.

Patient support programs for prescription drugs are common, especially for expensive drugs

Written by | 30 Nov 2023

About 1 in 10 prescription drugs — mainly brand-name and expensive drugs and those for rare diseases — has a manufacturer-sponsored patient support program, which usually includes financial, nursing and educational supports…. read more.

Cheap medicines prevented migraine as well as expensive ones

Written by | 21 Nov 2023

Migraine is more than just a headache. Often the pain is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and sound sensitivity. Chronic migraine can be disabling and may prevent… read more.

Drug manufacturers use FDA, patent strategies to keep insulin prices high

Written by | 18 Nov 2023

Over the last four decades, insulin manufacturers have extended their periods of market exclusivity on brand-name insulin products by employing several strategies, including filing additional patents on their… read more.

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