| May 31, 2013
Consumers have been told by insurers again and again that if they want cheaper prices for prescription drugs, they need to order them in bulk from mail-order pharmacies. And typically, it works out that way.
Sometimes, however, the prices reveal how...
| Jan 12, 2013
I pride myself on my instincts. I can tell my roommate is avoiding her chores by her walk. My predictions of early television cancellations are always on the money. My personal mantra is "I know," and when I'm sure, I'm sure.
After my first date with...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian's Khroma beauty line is being renamed Kardashian Beauty after a legal challenge from Florida-based Kroma Makeup. The products should arrive in stores including Sears and CVS in two to three weeks. [The Cut]
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Wanda Ferrin fills her husband's prescription for the generic antibiotic doxycycline at a Target in Simi Valley. For years, the medication has cost her $6 a month.
In February, however, the price tripled to $18 for 30 pills. And this month, it...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Employees at one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains must disclose personal health information -- including their weight -- or pay a $600-a-year fine, according to a published report.
CVS Caremark Corp. is requiring workers to reveal the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers.
When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Climate-Smart Agriculture Conference kicked off Wednesday at UC Davis. It's the first time the event is held in the U.S. after its inauguration at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The conference brings together scientists and policy makers to...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Barbara De Maria received calls from her local CVS store in Glendale recently saying that her son's prescription had been automatically refilled, as per his instructions.
Problem was, De Maria's son had given no such instructions, and the prescription...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:09 PM
If you thought it was hard getting a doctor's appointment now, just wait until 30 million more Americans join the line. Nearly 3 in 4 California counties already lack a sufficient number of family physicians, and by 2020 the U.S. faces an estimated...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
CEOs paid 27% more...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Pharmacy and prescription drug management company CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $20 million to settle three lawsuits involving allegations that the company defrauded pension systems in three states, including California’s giant pension...