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11 Smart Ways to Save on Your RA Treatment

Don’t let the costs of co-pays and doc appointments for rheumatoid arthritis sink you. These stealth secrets can save you thousands each year.

By Kate Ashford
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Everything You Need to Know About How Biologics Treat RA

We cut the 'med speak' and get right to the point. Biologics have the ability to bring about remission. Here's how they work and what's likely to happen when you're on them.

By Erin L. Boyle
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Score! 11 Ways to Save on Your Meds

Tired of breaking the bank every time you go to pay for your prescription drugs? Save big with these insider tips that slash drug costs.

By Mary Shomon
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Cancer Survivors May Face an Additional Challenge: High Debt

A study published in Cancer found that many young cancer survivors are grappling with financial woes and a small percentage have had to file for bankruptcy.

By Diane Domina
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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