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Health care costs
July 27, 2016
Senator: Is Medicare drug plan vulnerable to exploitation?
A senior senator is examining whether Medicare's prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical ...
July 21, 2016
Feds say health mergers would increase costs, threaten care
The U.S. government is suing to stop two major health insurance mergers, a move regulators say is needed to protect Americans ...
July 18, 2016
With millions covered, 'repeal and replace' gets riskier
As Republicans gather to anoint their presidential ticket in Cleveland, uncompromising opposition to "Obamacare" is getting ...
July 13, 2016
New peak for US health care spending: $10,345 per person
The nation's health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said ...
July 12, 2016
Lower-cost biotech drug gets thumbs up from FDA panel
The second-biggest selling drug in the world could get some cheaper competition in the U.S., after a federal panel endorsed ...
July 11, 2016
Obamacare 2.0: Obama calls for revisiting the public option
President Barack Obama is laying out a blueprint for addressing unsolved problems with his signature health law, including ...
July 10, 2016
Advocates hope shaming drugmakers discourages price spikes
Frustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will ...
July 06, 2016
Study: Insurers' spending on costly meds soared from 2003-14
The latest study of medicine prices finds U.S. insurers' spending on expensive prescription drugs nearly quadrupled from 2003 ...
June 23, 2016
Candidates avoid Medicare, Social Security finance woes
The nation's framework for economic security and health care in retirement is financially unsustainable, but you wouldn't ...
June 22, 2016
Trustees: Tiny rise in Social Security benefits next year
Millions of Social Security beneficiaries would get a tiny increase in monthly payments next year — less than $2.50, about ...
June 22, 2016
New for-profit medical schools springing up across US
For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved ...
June 15, 2016
Spiraling drug costs prompt call for major Medicare changes
Calling the rising cost of drugs "unsustainable," congressional advisers on Wednesday recommended major changes to Medicare's ...
June 09, 2016
Colombia to force Novartis to lower prices of cancer drug
Colombia's government will unilaterally force the world's largest drugmaker Novartis to lower prices of a popular leukemia ...
June 08, 2016
California aid-in-dying law concerns some Latinos, blacks
California on Thursday becomes the latest state to allow the terminally ill to legally choose to end their lives, raising ...
June 07, 2016
Valeant loses money in 1Q, cuts outlook, shares plunge
Valeant tumbled to a loss in its first quarter and the embattled drug maker, squeezed by higher costs, cut its profit and ...
June 06, 2016
Study: Cancer drugs less affordable in poor nations than US
Cancer drugs predictably cost much more in the U.S. than in poor countries and even other wealthy nations, but a study shows ...
May 19, 2016
Virginia health care: Pay by the month, get unlimited visits
In January, Dr. Maura McLaughlin started a new type of primary care practice in central Virginia. Instead of getting payments ...
May 18, 2016
Colombia battles world's biggest drugmaker over cancer drug
Colombia's government is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices on a popular cancer drug or see its ...
April 29, 2016
Valeant files overdue financial report, ending debt default
Valeant Pharmaceuticals resolved its default on some of its $30 billion in debt by finally filing its long-overdue U.S.
April 28, 2016
Gilead 1Q profit tumbles on slower hepatitis C drug sales
Gilead Science Inc.'s earnings tumbled more than 17 percent in the first quarter as steeper discounts and rebates on its ...