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July 7, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Not only are many hospitals getting sizable federal drug discounts, some may be over-prescribing, according to the Government Accountability Office.


June 16, 2015 | Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

Nearly three in four Americans say the costs of prescription drugs are “unreasonable," and most blame drugmakers for those prices, according to a new poll.


June 15, 2015 | Anthony Brino

CVS Health’s tree of drug management and retail health is growing with grafts from a different, struggling retailer. It’s a chance to expand the reach of CVS's primary care and low-cost generic medicines, among other things.


June 8, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Some promising breakthrough medicines on the market and horizon are going to come with a steep price tag that public payers especially will have to meet head on.


June 3, 2015 | Anthony Brino

Americans in public exchange plans are using their benefits, especially for prescription drugs, although in some ways it's different than other health plan segments.


May 26, 2015 | Anthony Brino

As California goes, so goes the country in capping consumer costs for medicines? That's what patient advocacy groups and and some pharmaceutical companies may be hoping.


May 13, 2015 | Anthony Brino

$52 billion and growing is the trend in high-cost pharmacy benefits, as more and more Americans use prescription drugs with expenses exceeding the U.S. median household income.


May 12, 2015 | Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

When it comes to comprehensive contraception options as a preventive health benefit, free means free, regulators reminded the insurance industry.


May 1, 2015 | Anthony Brino

If the time for precision medicine is now, could the massive databases of health and drug plan claims systems be a starting point?


April 17, 2015 | Anthony Brino

What constitutes reasonable limitations and management of contraception as an essential preventive health benefit? In the wake of new data and some consumer complaints, HHS may try to resolve gray areas.


April 14, 2015 | Anthony Brino

A fresh stream of data is raising some concerns about a new class of diabetes medicines and their relation to long-term heart health.


April 3, 2015 | Anthony Brino

A lot of health insurers still have many miles to go on the road to parity for consumers seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment, patient advocates maintain.


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