Controlled substances became a little less controlled during the pandemic. That benefited both patients (for their health) and telehealth startups (to make money).
Reports indicate a proposal to give Medicare the power to “negotiate” drug prices could be a key feature of any compromise.
Drugs companies raised prices on hundreds of medications on Jan. 1, with most prices up 5% on average.
Prices went up on 460 drugs, which tracks in line with recent years, according to STAT News.
Twenty-eight percent of Americans report taking a prescription not covered by their insurance plan, according to survey results published Feb. 19.
Consumer Reports has some advice on how to get the #medicine you need at an affordable price.
The use of antipsychotics in young children is declining but doctors continue to prescribe these #medications off-label for conditions not approved by the FDA and without the #psychiatric consultation.
Amazon is entering the #pharmacy business with a new offering called #Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription #medications for home delivery.
So-called “green prescriptions” may end up being counterproductive for people with #mentalhealth conditions, researchers say.
Metformin, a #medication to treat type 2 diabetes, is facing a recall over concerns it has been contaminated with a possible #cancer-causing substance.
It’s safe to say that COVID-19, the country’s worst public #health crisis in a generation, was the single most important issue in the 2020 #Presidential race.