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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.
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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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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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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.
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Will the Medicare Donut Hole Continue to Shrink?

The Medicare Donut Hole coverage gap is present in most Medicare plans but it has been getting smaller in recent years. Here's what to expect in 2019.
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How to Reduce Medication Errors by 82%

A hospital pharmacist describes how his hospital was able to reduce medication errors by 82% by following these five recommendations.
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Is This New Alzheimer’s Drug Really a Breakthrough?

Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug, BAN 2401, recently showed promising results but there are outstanding questions about the study design & statistical analysis.
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4 Things Doctors Can Do to Improve Medication Adherence

A new study found that 1/4 of patients say there have been times when they forgot to take some of their medications or took the wrong ones. Yet, less than 1 in 10 patients report medication adherence as a concern. Here are 4 steps physicians can take to improve medication adherence and get patients on the same page as their primary clinicians.

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