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Healthy Life Extended by Eight Years in a Landmark Study

We know we can extend healthy life using readily available medications and a team-based, systematic approach. But, do we have the will to do it?
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Step Therapy: Why Fail First for Everyone is Not a Good...

Physicians may endorse step therapy for medical reasons but when it is used solely to save the system money, it can harm people with chronic illnesses.
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Recent Advances in the Treatment of Cancer

Cancer treatment has advanced significantly over the past few decades, due in large part to research performed by pharmaceutical companies. Learn about some of the medications ARIAD Pharmaceuticals has brought to the market and how they’ve impacted cancer treatment.

Why Drug Discovery is So Hard and High Risk

Getting a drug to market takes years of research and requires regulatory approval before it can be used to treat a disease. Learn about the process in this article.

The 10 Most Addictive Substances to Avoid

Opiates are only one of a number of substances that have very high rates of addiction. Here are the 10 most addictive substances that you should avoid.
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Your Money or Your Life? The High Cost of Life-Saving Drugs

The high cost of life-saving drugs: There's something profoundly wrong with charging whatever the traffic will bear when the alternative is certain death.
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What First Responders Learned from the Front Lines of the Opioid...

First responders on the front line of the opioid crisis have learned that substance use disorders are not a matter of will power or bad decisions.
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Do Sleeping Pills Really Work? What Do the Studies Show?

Large analyses combining many studies have confirmed that sleeping pills help in chronic insomnia in the short term; results are less clear in the long-term.
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Is Virtual Reality a Pain Management Alternative?

Studies demonstrate the potential benefit of virtual reality (VR) for pain management. The hope is that VR will be a viable alternative for opioids for some patients.
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Speedy Recovery: Post-Op Advice from a Vascular Surgeon

Proper post-operative home care is important to your recovery. Give your body a chance to heal and help it along with these 6 rules.
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Opioids and Infertility – What You and Your Doctor Should Know

Women of childbearing age may be especially affected by the use and misuse of opioids, however, the impact of the drugs on fertility and infertility treatment is rarely discussed.
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Lowering Cost-Share for High Value Meds Improves Adherence

A recent study shows that value-based insurance desig reduces consumer cost-sharing for clinically indicated medications and increases adherence without changing total spending.