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Fentanyl Makes the Opioid Epidemic So Much Worse

The prevalence and potency of Fentanyl are fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic putting many people at risk, not just those with the disease of addiction.
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The Disturbing Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

People are often aware of Parkinson's motor symptoms (slowness, tremor, stiffness) but since the disease involves many parts of the brain, it should not be surprising that symptoms go well beyond motor.
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When Insurers Save, Patients and Doctors Pay

As insurers ratchet up utilization management, doctors' paperwork burden increases and patients must jump through endless administrative hoops to access care.
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How To Get Lower Drug Prices Now and In The Future

Insured patients' share of drug costs has continued to increase, but there are some strategies that they can use to get lower prices.
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Think You’re Getting Good Healthcare? You’re Probably Not

Robert Pearl, former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group is the author of Mistreated: Why We Think Were Getting Good Health Care—and Why We're Usually Wrong, a book that explores what must be done to fix the broken U.S. healthcare system.
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Rising Cost of Drugs Threatens the Health of Millions

Prescription drug expenditures are nearly 20% of healthcare costs and are expected to increase more even as pending health insurance reform threatens coverage for millions.
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These 3 Key Steps Could Have Prevented Paul Buisson’s Death

After celebrated animator Paul Buisson died of an in hospital opioid overdose, three key steps were identified that could have prevented his death.
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How Reliable are Drug Expiration Dates?

The process of setting drug expiration dates takes into account not just biochemistry, but also profits. How much could be saved by extending the dates just 10%?
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What You Need to Know about Prescription Drug Prices in the...

The U.S. spends more on prescription drugs than other industrialized countries. They set prices for drugs, we do not. Profits have to come from somewhere, right?