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A bottle of Purdue Pharma L.P. OxyContin medication sits on a pharmacy shelf in Provo, Utah, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. A Nov. 2015 forecast from health data firm IMS Health expects global sales of brand and generic prescription drugs, and nonprescription medicines, to total $1.4 trillion in 2020. Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Drug Companies Play Patent Game To Lock In Prices, Block Competitors

Drug companies typically have less than 10 years of exclusive rights once a drug hits the marketplace. By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News David Herzberg was alarmed when he heard that Richard Sackler, former chairman of opioid giant Purdue Pharma, was listed as an inventor on a new patent for an opioid addiction treatment. […]

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Critical Positions Vacant For Social Security and Medicare

Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant  in the face of dire predictions about approaching insolvency.

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Medigap Plans Are Changing: What You Should Know

At the end of 2019, the doors will close on Plan F, which is considered the Cadillac plan of supplemental insurance policies known as Medigap.

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US Senator Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, testifies during a US Senate Committee on Finance hearing on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal on reforming health care on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Unveil Legislation To Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

With frustration growing among Americans who are being charged exorbitant prices for medical treatment, a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday unveiled a plan to protect patients from surprise bills and high charges from hospitals or doctors who are not in their insurance networks.

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Most Americans Underestimate Retirement Needs

Time for a little thought experiment: Take a moment and think of the savings you will need in retirement. 

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How To Rebuild Your Retirement Nest Egg After Divorce

Giving up retirement assets can be one of the biggest psychological blows in a divorce.

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