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Medical Marijuana: What Is CBD and How Is It Different Than...

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the psychological effects and the “high” associated with ingesting marijuana. Cannabidiol (CBD) doesn't have psychoactive properties but has shown promising medical applications of its own. There are multiple benefits associated with using each of these compounds
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The Crazy Way Drugs are Priced and What Can Be Done...

Sticker shock contributes to 30% of prescriptions being abandoned or not picked up at all. PBM fees, chain pharmacy clout, and rebates all contribute to a lack of transparency and unnecessarily high drug prices.
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5 Things You Should Definitely Tell Your Pharmacist

By keeping your pharmacists updated and informed, they can do their best to help you understand your medications, diseases, and conditions, and help you stay as healthy as possible.
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E-Prescribing: A Powerful Tool in the War Against Opioid Abuse

Between 3% and 9% of drugs that are diverted for abuse are tied to fraud and forgery of paper prescriptions. This is a blind spot we can no longer live with.
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Meet the 19 Fabulous Innovators in the TedMed Hive

TedMed's Hive shines a bright light on nineteen innovators working to improve health and well-being in a variety of ways. Here's a synopsis of what they are working on.

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.

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.

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.

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.