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.
Over the last year, more and more people have reached out for help dealing with stress, anxiety or depression.
Some widely available hand sanitizers that American consumers snapped up last year to ward off coronavirus infection contain high levels of a chemical known to cause cancer, a testing firm’s analysis found.
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.