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‘Free’ birth control for all -- Get the insurance companies as well as the employers out of the contraceptive businessChange of SubjectHere’s an idea: socialized birth control. Really. One premise of the new health care reform law is that every insurance policy must provide free contraceptive services to those who want them. Another is that every person must be covered by......
HealthIf you are among the many who take Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor or other cholesterol-lowering drugs, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has news for you. The FDA updated its safety warning labels for statins, giving consumers better information on side...
Some big-ticket medications are about to go generic, a shift that could save consumers billions — assuming they're willing to give up a trusted brand name. In the next two years, six of the 10 top-selling drugs will lose their patents, meaning...
The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet. The next 14 months will bring generic versions of seven of the world’s 20 best-selling drugs, including the top two: cholesterol fighter Lipitor and...
KTLA NewsLOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- By the end of next year, seven of the 20 top selling prescription drugs will lose their patents, making way for less expensive generic versions. The generic drug blitz is expected to significantly lower the cost consumers are paying...
Money & CompanyHere's your feel-the-burn Friday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Remember when "Black Friday" came the day after Thanksgiving? Not any more. Customer-hungry stores are launching their year-end sales earlier than ever, with some rolling out...
Money & CompanyHere's your two-for-the-road Tuesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Because Apple just doesn't get enough free publicity, here's the latest: The company says it's on the verge of selling 1 million Apple TV set-top boxes, and expects......
Los Angeles Times ColumnistsQ: My husband has high cholesterol. His doctor put him on Lipitor. After the dosage was increased, I noticed he wasn't as enthusiastic about our previously very active sex life. He said he wasn't feeling aroused and his usual morning erections weren't...
Animal Crazy - Orlando SentinelThe folks at Pet Poison Helpline share this report that details the top-selling human medications and the potential dangers these drugs pose to pets. The IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics recently released a report that included the top five...
Booster ShotsIt is probably a sign of the bad economy, but more Americans than ever are not getting the prescription drugs they need, according to new data prepared by Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions of Bridgewater, N.J., which monitors drug sales in......
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