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How Reselling Unused Test Strips For Blood Glucose Is Driving An Unusual Trade Online And On The Streets

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Often the sellers of the strips are insured and paid little out of pocket for them, while the buyers may be underinsured or uninsured, and unable to pay retail prices, which can run well over $100 for a box of 100 strips. Unlike the resale of prescription drugs, which is prohibited by law, it is generally legal to resell unused test...
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Azar says drug price model has already changed the market

Jan 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said a proposal to tie prices for certain Medicare drugs to lower prices paid overseas is already paying dividends even though it hasn't formally been introduced...
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European nations weigh impact of Brexit on drug supplies

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
Germany's drug safety regulator has concluded that Brexit will not put its patients at risk of losing access to essential drugs, while Ireland has drawn up a list of 24 medicines whose supply would be most vulnerable if Britain fails to conclude a divorce deal....
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Walmart to exit some CVS Caremark pharmacy networks amid reimbursement battle

Jan 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
CVS Caremark's commercial and managed Medicaid customers soon may no longer be able to fill prescriptions at Walmart drugstores amid a dispute between the two pharmacy giants over...
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Zovirax vs. Zirgan

Jan 16, 2019 , RxList
Zovirax (acyclovir) and Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) are antiviral drugs used to treat different types of infections with the herpes virus. Zovirax is used to treat shingles, chickenpox, and genital herpes. Zirgan is used to treat herpes infection of the...
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Walgreens and Microsoft partner to develop digital healthcare services

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices....
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Zovirax vs. Vitrasert

Jan 16, 2019 , RxList
Zovirax (acyclovir) and Vitrasert (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) are antiviral drugs used to treat different types of infections with the herpes virus. Zovirax is used to treat shingles, chickenpox, and genital herpes. Vitrasert is used to treat herpes infection of the...
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House Dems Open Investigation Into Pharma’s Drug Pricing Strategies, Calling The Probe One Of The Broadest In Decades

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent letters to drugmakers requesting detailed information about their pricing practices, focusing on drugs that are the costliest to Medicare Part D as well as drugs that have had the largest increases over a five-year period. The move is just the latest in a flurry of legislation and congressional action taken on the topic of high drug prices this year....
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Walgreens CEO: Microsoft Will Help Create 'Ecosystem' To Simplify Healthcare

Jan 16, 2019 , Forbes
Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina says the partnership with Microsoft will help create an “ecosystem” that connects its drugstores to patients and their medical care providers in...
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Counting Number Of Mutations In Tumor Cells Can Predict How Well Patient Will Respond To Immunotherapy

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
If the results hold up, they could spare many patients from suffering the severe side effects of these drugs with nothing to show for it. In other public health news: transplants, twins, biological weapons, suicides, stillborns, and more....
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UnitedHealthcare gives drug disposal kits to West Virginia

Jan 15, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
UnitedHealthcare will give 10,000 opioid disposal kits to Recovery Point West Virginia to give to people so they can remove the drugs from their...
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Researchers Uncover Major Clue In Predicting Response To Immunotherapy

Jan 15, 2019 , Forbes
Immunotherapy continues to be one of the most talked-about therapeutic approaches in oncology, but one niggling issue has been puzzling researchers even since the early clinical trials: Why do patients with seemingly similar cancers respond markedly differently to these...
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Think Generics Will Lower the Cost of Chemo? Think Again

Jan 15, 2019 , Forbes
Chemotherapy drugs have become ridiculously expensive. Fortunately, many expensive cancer drugs are going off patent soon, raising hopes that generic alternatives will significantly lower patients' expenses. However, a recent study suggests our hopes may be...
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5 questions for CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo

Jan 15, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Will the CVS-Aetna merger hurt competition? Are PBMs in trouble in Congress? Will drones start delivering prescription drugs? CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo weighed...
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2018 New Drugs Approvals: An All-Time Record, And A Watershed

Jan 15, 2019 , Forbes
2018 stands out not only for the sheer volume of new drug approvals, but also for their quality, and the affirmation of several important trends that make it a watershed. There is every reason to believe that pharmaceutical innovation is shifting into higher...
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Medicare changes could have some patients paying more for drugs

Jan 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A proposed shift in Medicare coverage for medicines administered by doctors may help reduce total drug spending, but a new study suggests it may also lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for some patients....
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Indonesia seeks to reassure HIV patients over drug supplies

Jan 13, 2019 , Reuters
Indonesia's health ministry has sought to reassure HIV patients that sufficient antiretroviral (ARV) drugs will be available for their treatment after some hospitals had run out of supplies....
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Lilly eyes more cancer deals, but wary of CAR-T, gene therapy

Jan 12, 2019 , Reuters
Eli Lilly and Co remains in the hunt for cancer drugs even after announcing an $8 billion purchase of Loxo Oncology this week, but it plans to remain on the sidelines when it comes to two of the hottest areas of drug development....
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Drug Overdose Fatality Rate Soars 260% Among Women From 1999-2017, CDC Reports

Jan 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"The stereotype is a man who's addicted to drugs who's ODing on the street, and we know that that stereotype is clearly not complete. It's inaccurate," said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association. Other drug epidemic news looks at equipping police with naloxone; tracking doctors who over-prescribe opioids; puppy programs; childhood trauma and research on safe-injection...
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Even Older Drugs Are Getting Steep Price Hikes, Study Finds

Jan 11, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Even Older Drugs Are Getting Steep Price Hikes, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2019 12:00:00...
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