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An explosion of cheap generic substitutes for widely used prescription drugs last year helped drive the first decline in pharmaceutical spending in the U.S. in nearly six decades. Drug makers often lament what they call the patent cliff, which is when...
When Maggie Heim had a recurrence of ovarian cancer about a year after her initial treatment, her oncologist suggested that she take what he believed could be a lifesaving drug. There was just one problem: Her insurer wouldn't pay for it. The 59-year-...
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...
Booster ShotsThe Food and Drug Administration warned today that patients taking the blood-thinning drug Plavix should avoid taking the acid reflux medications Prilosec and Nexium because they can interfere with Plavix's activity, reducing its efficacy by half. Plavix,...
Booster ShotsAdvertising brand-name prescription medications directly to patients is a uniquely American custom, and a controversial one at that. A study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine may stir new debate over the practice. In the case of one.......
Booster ShotsThe Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it will require a new black-box warning on the label of the popular anti-clotting drug Plavix to indicate that some patients do not metabolize the drug properly and may receive little benefit......
Booster ShotsIt is probably a sign of the bad economy, but more Americans than ever are not getting the prescription drugs they need, according to new data prepared by Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions of Bridgewater, N.J., which monitors drug sales in......
If your insurance has ever stopped covering a prescription drug or you don’t have coverage at all, you know how quickly costs can mount. Americans spent, on average, $758 out of pocket for medication in 2012, according to a recent Consumer Reports...
Reporter and PhotographerThe federal government doesn't want you to do it but more and more of you are. The high cost of prescription drugs has many Americans turning to other countries to make their purchases. The Food and Drug Administration says that's dangerous. More...
Nearly 250 of the patients who accused cardiologist Dr. Mark Midei of performing unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center settled their lawsuits against him Thursday, a major step forward in one of the largest medical malpractice cases in...
A Sinai Hospital cardiologist is launching a clinical trial of a type of coronary artery disease drug not yet tested in humans, building on a history at the Baltimore hospital of research to develop more effective treatments to prevent blood clotting....
If you take Lipitor, Actos, or Lexapro, new generics of these and other big-name drugs could be a real money saver. But are you saving as much as you should? Consumer Reports has discovered just because you're buying a generic drug doesn't mean you're...
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