Sound, Fury and Prescription Drugs

Nothing typifies the failures of health care in the United States like prescription drugs. Americans pay more for their medications — including those developed in America, with taxpayer dollars — than residents of any other country in the world. So many patients are rationing or outright skipping essential medications that stories of people [...]

2019-07-12T23:10:41+00:00July 12th, 2019|Tags: |

Amazon could fill your next prescription

Amazon may be exploring a move into the $465 billion-a-year U.S. pharmaceutical market. It’s a market ripe for disruption but one difficult to enter, analysts say. There have been some clues in recent Amazon moves. In November, the company launched a one-hour delivery service for non-prescription items from Bartell Drugs, [...]

2017-05-22T17:52:30+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Tags: , |

Prices Spike for Some Generic Drugs

When Carol Ann Riha, 57, filled her prescription for the generic cholesterol-lowering drug Pravastatin, she was in for sticker shock. For months she’d been paying $4 for a 30-day supply. Suddenly the price had climbed more than four times as high, to nearly $19. “I asked my pharmacist why, and she had [...]

2016-01-08T22:19:09+00:00January 8th, 2016|Tags: |
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