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Drug Companies Cut Cholesterol Drug Prices

Drug manufactueres have announced a 60 percent reduction in the U.S. prices of their cholesterol-lowering medication, Praluent (alirocumab).

By Diane Domina

Health Care Costs: Americans Are Still Spending More for Less

The United States continues to spend more per capita on health care than any other developed country — not for better medical care, because of higher prices.

By Diane Domina

Don't Blame New Meds for Rising Drug Prices

The development of newer medications does increase drug prices overall but a study suggests drug manufacturers hike the prices of older medicines too.

By Diane Domina

Why Are Insulin Costs Skyrocketing?

The Endocrine Society issued a statement imploring manufacturers, pharmacies, insurers, and others to lower out-of-pocket expenses for insulin.

By Diane Domina

Does the U.S. Need More Diabetes Specialists?

Diabetes care falls between primary care physicians and endocrinologists. Will we need more specialists as diabetes becomes more common?

By Patrick Chatfield

Surprised by That Medical Bill? You Aren't Alone

More than half of Americans surveyed report they’ve been surprised by an unexpected medical bill they believed would be covered by their health insurance.

By Diane Domina

All About Diabetes and Insulin Treatment

When you first start insulin treatment for diabetes, you have more questions than answers. Here's what you should know to get started.

By Eileen Bailey

NBA All-Star Manages Pain Without Opioids

After ten post-surgery recoveries using opioids, Grant Hill tried a non-opioid approach the eleventh time around.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Looking Deeper into the Safety of Melatonin

Melatonin is commonly used as a sleep aid but its supplement status poses some safety issues. Here’s the low down on melatonin.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Should You Take Brand Name or Generic Thyroid Drugs?

Are generic drugs safe and effective for your thyroid condition, or should you choose a brand name?

By Mary Shomon