Doctors slow to adopt tech tools that might save patients money on drugs

5 July 2019 - When Mary Kay Gilbert saw her doctor in May for a skin infection on her leg, ...

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Surgery is a very costly business

19 June 2019 - Recent criticism levelled at brain surgeon Charlie Teo about his fees for an operation has generated ...

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1 in 10 Americans skipping doses as prescription drug prices rise

14 June 2019 - A group of Democratic senators this week introduced the Affordable Medications Act, legislation that aims to ...

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"We either buy insulin or we die"

13 June 2019 - The high (and rising) cost of insulin is forcing diabetics to risk their lives to get the ...

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Julia would breathe easier if living with asthma wasn't quite so costly

11 June 2019 - In a bad month, Julia West spends about $100 a week on asthma medication. ...

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CMS seeks public input on patients over paperwork initiative to further reduce administrative, regulatory burden to lower health care costs

6 June 2019 - Public feedback will shape initiative’s next steps and future progress in tackling unnecessary burden on healthcare providers. ...

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More patients get access to medicines within the high-cost protection

29 May 2019 - From June 2 next year, patients who obtain prescription drugs at pharmacies will be able to ...

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The upcoming U.S. health care cost debate — the public’s views

29 May 2019 - More than two thirds (69%) of the U.S. public has said that reducing health care costs should ...

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Charlie Teo: brain surgeon defends six-figure op costs

29 May 2019 - Brain surgeon Charlie Teo has told a television host to get her facts straight after he ...

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Patients' drug costs surge for some neurologic conditions

2 May 2019 - Many patients with neurologic disorders like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease have seen steep increases ...

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Expanding the scope of costs and benefits for economic evaluations in health: some words of caution

18 April 2019 - Discussions regarding the appropriate scope of costs and benefits for inclusion in economic evaluation in healthcare have ...

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Next phase in effective cost control in health care

7 March 2019 - There is some good news on cost control in the United States.  ...

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Future unrelated medical costs need to be considered in cost effectiveness analysis

5 March 2019 - New medical technologies that prolong life result in additional health care use in life years gained. Some ...

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Address health care costs not just insurance, says Medibank

28 February 2019 - Medibank Private has told federal Labor it should focus on industry-wide health care cost "drivers" and ...

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Trump proposals could increase health costs for consumers

21 January 2019 - President Trump has repeatedly vowed to reduce drug prices and to lower out-of-pocket drug costs, but the ...

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