Monthly Archives: March 2017

Cystic fibrosis study: Patients live 10 years longer in Canada than in US

A new study found that in 2009 through 2013, the median age of survival for cystic fibrosis patients was 50.9 years in Canada, compared with just 40.6 years in the US. Source: Cystic fibrosis study: Patients live 10 years longer … Continue reading

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To Save On Drug Costs, Insurer Wants To Steer You To ‘Preferred’ Pharmacies | Kaiser Health News

Blue Shield of California is hoping to steer consumers to “preferred” pharmacies where drugs are cheaper and co-pays lower. Source: To Save On Drug Costs, Insurer Wants To Steer You To ‘Preferred’ Pharmacies 

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65% of patients see doctors who get paid by drug companies

A majority of patients in the United States visited a doctor in the past year who received payments or gifts from pharmaceutical or medical device companies, but most have no idea about it, according to new research. Indeed, only 5% … Continue reading

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Doctors recommend Universal Prescription when clients can not afford their medications

Universal Prescription helps those who have to pay for their own medications but can’t really afford it. Since 2005 Universal Prescription has been helping thousands of people afford their medications so they don’t have to choose between food and/or utilities … Continue reading

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