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GOP Senators Distance Themselves From Grassley, Trump’s Efforts To Cut Drug Prices

The fight between policymakers intent on lowering prescription drug prices and the drugmakers who keep raising them intensified Thursday.

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How To Get A Cheaper Prescription From The Doctor’s Office

When Mary Kay Gilbert saw her doctor in May for a skin infection on her leg, she wasn’t surprised to receive a prescription for an antibiotic cream.

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Cities And Counties Unlikely To Heed FDA Warning On Importing Foreign Drugs

Prices of drugs from overseas pharmacies can be as much as 70 percent lower than what people pay in the U.S. because the costs are regulated by the foreign governments.

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How to Tell if Price is Right on Your Prescription

With drug prices rising and insurance coverage shrinking, it pays to ask questions and do a little research before handing over your insurance card at the pharmacy counter.

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America’s other drug problem: Copious prescriptions for hospitalized elderly

A doctor had prescribed blood pressure medication for a 99-year-old woman at a dose that could cause her to faint or fall. An 84-year-old woman hospitalized for knee surgery was taking several drugs that were not meant for older patients.

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Advisory panel targets rising Medicare drug costs

Congress should move to slow spending in Medicare’s drug benefit by adopting a package of changes that could save billions, but would also add costs to insurers and have mixed effects on enrollees, an independent advisory commission said Wednesday.

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