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The Sad Truth: Big Hikes On Drug Prices Within USA

The high price of drugs in the United States has been a popular topic during the past two decades. However, the situation has become significantly worse since 2011. The past five years have seen a 100 percent increase in the prices of four of the country’s top 10 most popular drugs. This has helped contribute…

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Big Pharma’s Spending

The price of name-brand drugs in the United States has been a hot topic of conversation for many years. However, the problem is now much worse than it has ever been before. The prices that some companies are charging for their drugs are now so expensive that even people with a decent income will have…

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American College of Physicians Calls On US Government To Lower Drug Prices

The American College of Physicians has joined the fray in calling for lower prescription drug prices. Boasting 143,000 members, this organization released a position paper on March 28, 2016 that advocated for lower drug prices. It called for the pharmaceutical industry and the government to take action to bring down soaring drug costs.  The United States…

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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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