Why a plan to lower prescription drug prices should not be piecemeal

Demand for prescription medications in the U.S. is at an all time high, given that 50% of adults have at least one chronic condition, and 25% have two or more. Sixty percent of the population, and 90% of Medicare beneficiaries have taken at least one prescription medication in the past month. Rising health care costs over time are leading to […]

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Ibuprofen is more popular than Aspirin – but it can have dangerous side effects

Not the famous Aspirin but Ibuprofen the Germans swallow the most. The active ingredient sells all types of pain, relieves inflammation and is considered to be well tolerated. Completely harmless Ibuprofen, however, is not. It is effective against pain and inflammation – this is the special feature of Ibuprofen. In comparison to competing painkillers Ibuprofen has few side effects. The […]

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The Effect of Income on U.S. Prescription Fill Patterns

But an in-depth look of more than 50 million US prescription claims highlights the stark health disparities between wealthy and poor areas, painting a picture of two different Americas: One where higher-income communities fill more prescriptions for lifestyle conditions and mental health disorders, and another where lower-income communities fill more prescriptions for environmental infectious diseases, and nutritional deficiencies. This analysis […]

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Medical cannabis is available on the NHS from TODAY

Medical cannabis is available on the NHS from TODAY following a landmark move by the Government Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced the change to the law last month  Cannabis products will only be prescribed by specialists on a case-by-case basis And they will only be considered when all other treatments have been exhausted Comes after epileptic boy Billy Caldwell was […]

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