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Why Drugs Cost More Than They Should: The $3.5 Billion Dollar Reason

Pharmaceutical Companies Offer Pay-for-Delay Deals to Generic Drug Manufacturers Anyone needing prescription medications that are required for an illness or chronic health condition is probably shocked by the high cost of brand-name drugs. To avoid losing massive amounts of profits from new medications, pharmaceutical companies have offered pay-for-delay plans to generic medication manufacturers. The average generic…

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Bright Light Therapy – Easing Depression’s Symptoms

Depression is a mood disorder that affects 350 million people worldwide. Effective treatment for depression can sometimes be difficult because antidepressant medications can work with some people and not others or may cause unpleasant side effects. Bright light therapy offers another option that appears to have significant success in treating the symptoms of depression.  What Is…

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What Check 21 Can Do For You

With the proliferation of the Internet, American consumers needed a new way to make purchases, and the Check 21 Act gave this to them. For example, when you pay for your goods with a check, the retailer creates an electronic image of it. This eliminates the need for your bank to have the paper version…

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Big, Bad Pharma: Daraprim Increases From $13.50 per pill to $750, Overnight

Patients who require Daraprim could have more difficulty obtaining the drug after the price rose from $13.50 per pill to $750 overnight. Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmacuticals, has been unapologetic about drastically increasing the price of a 62-year-old drug. According to Shkreli, Daraprim was not priced appropriately when his start-up company bought rights…

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The Importance of Personal Importation: An Interview With an American Customer

Despite the recent changes in insurance regulations, the rising cost of healthcare is still a serious problem in the United States. Compared with other countries, America has a greater percentage of chronically ill patients who often times even with Medicare, report that they have significant financial barriers to receiving adequate care due to high out-of-pocket…

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The Truth Behind Opposition of International Prescription Referral Services

Before online pharmacies became immensely popular, Americans used to take buses to Canada to fill their prescriptions. Nowadays they have the convenience of jumping online and saving tons of dollars by completing their purchase via online prescription referral services, like Planet Drugs Direct. Americans are flocking to these Canadian prescription referral services rather than doing…

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Excessive Cell Phone Use and Depression

In just a few years, most people have made extraordinary changes in how they experience life. Instead of interacting with other people face-to-face, observing the world around them and getting valuable health benefits from physical activities, people are spending hours each day sitting with their hands held up to their ears and living virtually. Cell…

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Familial Genetic Disorder Leads to Manufacture of New Medication to Reduce Levels of LDL Cholesterol

New Drug Approved to Lower LDL Cholesterol The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new prescription medication designed to lower a patient’s LDL cholesterol levels. Low-density lipoproteins are considered more dangerous than other forms of cholesterol. In addition, there are individuals with a propensity for developing chronic heart disease due to a genetic abnormality…

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Female Viagra Nearing Approval in U.S.

A panel from the United States government is backing a new, pioneer medication to treat female sexual interest/arousal disorder, which is more commonly known as FSIAD. FSIAD can deeply affect the lifestyles of many women, possibly dissolving relationships and lowering day to day levels of satisfaction. Flibanserin, currently nicknamed the “female Viagra”, works to help…

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US Prescription Drug Inflation? Prescription Drugs Which Cost Too Much in America

Prescription drugs for chronic illnesses carry serious financial burden for Americans, even for those with decent health insurance coverage. The inflated prices do not remotely compare to the prices imposed in other countries. There are numerous reasons for it, but the biggest misconception lies in the myths that the research, development and production cost has…

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