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Joint replacements. Cardiac care. Chemotherapy. [Read More]
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation has explored payment changes that could cut health care costs and improve quality. But will the center survive in a new administration? [Read More]
A new analysis finds that health plans sold on the federal exchanges require consumers to pay a third or more of the costs for specialty drugs. [Read More]
Some major insurers will not pay commissions for plans sold on the Obamacare marketplaces, making open enrollment tougher for consumers. [Read More]
Men hoping to avoid some side effects of prostate cancer treatment are paying out tens of thousands of dollars for a procedure whose long-term effect... [Read More]
The start of flu season is still weeks—if not months—away. Yet marketing of the vaccine has become an almost year-round effort, beginning when the shots become available in August and hyped as long... [Read More]
Some experts say the marketing may be overtaking medical wisdom since it's unclear how long the immunity imparted by the vaccine lasts, particularly in older people. [Read More]
The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot. [Read More]
Even as the cost of EpiPens dramatically rose, so too did the number of prescriptions written for patients in Medicare, sending spending by the program skyrocketing nearly 1,100 percent from 2007 to 2014,... [Read More]
Even as the cost of EpiPens dramatically rose, so did the number of prescriptions written for patients in Medicare, sending the program's spending on EpiPens skyrocketing nearly 1,100 percent from... [Read More]
The pharmacy chain pitches started in August: Come in and get your flu shot. [Read More]
The vaccine is already showing up in drugstores, but maybe wait until Halloween to get the shot, doctors say, especially if you're over 65 and want to be protected against flu this winter. [Read More]
Emergency room visits and lab tests accounted for much of the spending from 2011 to 2015, new Fair Health study shows.        ... [Read More]
The nation's opioid problem comes with staggering physical and emotional costs to patients and families. But the financial burden on the health system... [Read More]
Mario Oikonomides credits a massive heart attack when he was 38 for sparking his love of exercise, which he says helped keep him out of the hospital for decades afterward. [Read More]
Mario Oikonomides credits a massive heart attack when he was 38 for sparking his love of exercise, which he says helped keep him out of the hospital for decades after. While recovering, he... [Read More]
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