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 in Canada than in US – CNN.com

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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% of patients knew their doctor had received payments, according to the study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Source: 65% of patients see doctors who get paid by drug companies | FierceHealthcare

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Doctors recommend Universal Prescription when clients can not afford their medications

apothecary-pharmacy-chemist-mortar-and-pestle-39522Universal 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 and their medications

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Popping pills | The Economist

Good news for anyone who has ever got medicine from Canada

Source: Popping pills | The Economist

This is the only article that I found that addresses this issue

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Prescription Drugs: Fewer Covered By Obamacare in 2017

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In 2107, 200 drugs may be taken off pharmacy’s formularies. These drugs include treatments for diabetes and hepatitis. Find out how this may affect you.

 

Source: Prescription Drugs: Fewer Covered By Obamacare in 2017

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EpiPen Alternative Available Soon and Will Be Free to Many

by Tori Marsh on January 20, 2017 at 12:19 pm

You might be tired of hearing about the EpiPen pricing controversy after the past couple of months. In 2016, it felt like the life-saving epinephrine auto-injector would never be affordable, as even generic epinephrine was priced around $300.

However, the new year has brought good news for auto-injector patients. As you may have heard, CVS announced last week that they would be offering the an EpiPen alternative for $109.99, and this week we have even more good news. According to the manufacturer Kaleo, an Epipen alternative, Auvi-Q, will be hitting pharmacies on February 14th. And the best part? Kaleo is making Auvi-Q free for many consumers.

What is Auvi-Q?

Just like EpiPen, Auvi-q is an epinephrine auto-injector used to counteract anaphylaxis, however there are some differences. For one, at the size of a credit card, the Auvi-Q is smaller than the EpiPen. The Auvi-Q also has a voice prompt system that guide patients through the epinephrine delivery process. You can read more about Auvi-Q .

How much will Auvi-Q cost?

Auvi-Q has been listed at $4,500 for two auto-injectors. We know, this isn’t cheap. However, Kaleo has made it their mission to make Auvi-Q affordable and is guaranteeing a cash price of $360. Even better though—there are ways for most consumers to get Auvi-Q for free!

How can I qualify to get Auvi-Q for free?

Kaleo has created the Auvi-Q Affordability Program with the mission to make the auto-injector affordable for everyone. Under this program, there are two ways you can get the auto-injector for free:

  1. Anyone with insurance, including those with high-deducible plans, will able to get Auvi-Q with no out-of-pocket cost.
  2. Anyone without insurance can also get Auvi-Q free of charge if your household has an annual income of $100,000 or less.
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