According to the Boston Globe, drug companies are scared that a new California will actually work the way it’s supposed to–by lowering the cost of prescription drugs for uninsured people.
Good news! Measure 44, which will allow the uninsured in OR to receive discounts on their medications passed on Tuesday.
A friend of mine in Pennsylvania just asked me how to find out how some ballot initiatives did in her state and I told her about State Line.
Drug companies have made huge profits off the Medicare prescription drug program, or Part D. You can expect Pfizer and others to have huge holiday parties this year…they’ll be breaking out the champagne while some seniors can expect a “donut hole” in their stockings.
Some med schools now are starting up projects for their students to help them challenge drug company sales reps when they attempt to wine and dine docs.
The Washington Post reported today on a new study suggesting premiums for Medicare prescription drug plans will rise by a whopping 87% next year. The report by Families USA, a national health consumer group, also says fewer states will have plans offering full coverage for most drugs needed by seniors.
With the election a few days away, check out how your lawmakers voted on important issues in the last few years. Just type in your zip code and we’ll give you a list of bills that Congress voted on and how YOUR Representatives voted on them..
Reuters reports drug companies have spent at least $9 million to keep Republicans in control of Congress. Yesterday’s article quotes stock analysts talking about the risk to drug companies if Democrats take control of one or both houses of Congress:
No, no Halloween scares here folks…the FDA did just approve ArteFill, an injectable product made from cow hides and tiny plexiglas beads, used to permanently fill wrinkles.
The New Scientist’s recent survey describes how some patient groups get substantial funding from drug companies.