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If your insurance has ever stopped covering a prescription drug or you don’t have coverage at all, you know how quickly costs can mount. Americans spent, on average, $758 out of pocket for medication in 2012, according to a recent Consumer Reports...
An explosion of cheap generic substitutes for widely used prescription drugs last year helped drive the first decline in pharmaceutical spending in the U.S. in nearly six decades. Drug makers often lament what they call the patent cliff, which is when...
What makes Viagra so interesting? On Monday, my colleague Chad Terhune wrote about Pfizer’s plan to begin selling its little blue pills directly to patients on the company’s website. And within a couple of hours, the story was listed among ...
It started with a search over the Internet: "How to write a pain killer prescription." With information gained from the search and a page from his doctor's prescription pad, Boca Raton Police say Jason Ian Bayne, 44, of Delray Beach, walked into a Boca...
Tags: Statins (drugs), Pain, Vicodin (drug), Delray Beach
If you take Lipitor, Actos, or Lexapro, new generics of these and other big-name drugs could be a real money saver. But are you saving as much as you should? Consumer Reports has discovered just because you're buying a generic drug doesn't mean you're...
Tags: Target, Consumers, Walmart, Diabetes, Lexapro (drug)
Los Angeles TimesIt’s been known for a long time that eating grapefruit and taking certain prescription oral medications — including the cholesterol drugs atorvastatin, lovastatin and simvastatin as well as some cancer and heart drugs — don’t mix. ...
A manufacturer of a popular cholesterol-reducing medication has recalled more than 40 batches of the product after warning that they may contain small particles of glass. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. says it is calling back bottles of its 10-, 20- and...
KTLA NewsNEW JERSEY (KTLA) -- A generic form of the cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor has been recalled after some batches were found to contain pieces of glass. Indian pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy announced the voluntary recall on their website Friday,...
Drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. has recalled some of its generic version of Lipitor in the U.S. after finding small glass particles in some batches. The Indian company's recall of atorvastatin calcium, a generic form of Pfizer Inc.'s top-selling...
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There is currently no cure, and the only available drug treatments, while masking the initial symptoms — memory loss, difficulties with problem solving and temporal and...
Tags: AIDS, Lobbying, Research, Alzheimer's Association, Symptoms
FOX 17 Web ProducerWalker based grocery chain Meijer has announced that a generic substitute for the drug Lipitor will be available for free at all Meijer pharmacy locations. Meijer says they will be the first retailer in the Midwest to offer the generic cholesterol...
That statin pill you take each day to keep your cholesterol in check may reduce your risk of cancer, too, according to a study in Israel. The study examined data collected from 202,648 adults, ages 21 and older, who were enrolled in an HMO from 1998 to...
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