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The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare summarizes a cost effective strategy to save billions in Medicare expenses for beneficiaries and the federal government. Price Negotiation Would Dramatically Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs for Medicare Beneficiaries “The … Continue reading
Researchers at the University of Iowa have found an association of higher risk of alcohol use, binge drinking, and using marijuana and other illegal drugs among children of war deployed parents or recently returned military parents compared to children in non-military … Continue reading
Brand name drugs have increased 63% since 2008 while generic drugs have decreased 61% during the same time period. CPI has only increased by 9.6%. Incredible increase in brand name drugs! I found this graph at the Incidental Economist.
Drug Research and Potential Conflict of Interest The Washington Post examined 73 studies over a one year period in the New England Journal of Medicine. Of those 73 studies 60 were funded by a drug company, 50 were co-written by … Continue reading
Via MSN Now: “Did you know grapefruit juice can kill you when taken with certain medications? If you answered “yes,” congratulations: You’re more knowledgeable than most. Doctors writing in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported that the number of drugs … Continue reading