Drug Costs

Latest

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

What You Need to Know About Access to Insulin Treatment

Learn about insulin treatment for diabetes, including the different products that help with delivery and how to get insulin when you don’t have insurance.

By Eileen Bailey

NBA All-Star Talks Managing Pain Without Opioids

After ten post-surgery recoveries using opioids, Grant Hill tried a non-opioid approach the 11th 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

Will Medicare Pay for That?

Medicare pays many kinds of medical bills, but it doesn’t cover everything. This quiz could help you avoid some costly surprises.

By Greg Daugherty

A Simple Way to Cut Your Drug Costs

If high prescription drug costs are giving you a headache, here’s a suggestion: Take it up with your doctor. Here’s why that can help.

By Greg Daugherty

A Healthy Gut Need Not Be Expensive

Learn ways to keep costs low when caring for your gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

By Constance Pietrzak, M.D.

How to Reduce Costs for Cancer Drugs

Cancer drugs save lives, but at what cost? You can ease the financial burden – here’s how.

By Phyllis Johnson