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Nursing Home Cost Outpaces Inflation, Medical Care

One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices.

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Consumers Rejected Drug Plan That Mirrors Trump Proposal

Both major political parties have shown interest in remedying high drug prices under Medicare, and drugmakers have bemoaned how rebates to middlemen keep them from reaping every dollar associated with those price tags.

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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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Rising Drug Prices Linked to Older Products, Too

It’s no secret that drug prices are increasing, but to what extent are rising costs explained by the advent of newer, better drugs?

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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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Trump Administration Sinks Teeth Into Paring Down Drug Prices, On 5 Key Points

Three months after President Donald Trump announced his blueprint to bring down drug prices, administration officials have begun putting some teeth behind the rhetoric.

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