Tag archive for ‘Pharmaceuticals’
By and On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Medicare spending $9B on hepatitis C drugs

Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That’s raising insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether More...

By On Friday, November 27th, 2015

Drugmaker Will Cut List Price For Daraprim To Hospitals But Not For Consumers

Turing Pharmaceuticals says hospitals can earn a discount of up to 50 percent depending on how much of the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim they use. But the price will still be well above what the drug sold for before More...

By and On Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Surmounting shortages: GPOs work creatively with manufacturers to avert drug shortfalls

Modern Healthcare — When the sedative propofol was frequently in shortage between 2009 and 2014, the scarcity forced hospitals across the country to cancel surgeries as pharmacists struggled to obtain a supply. The More...

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