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Five Ways to Save on Prescription Drug Costs

IN THE UNITED STATES, prescription drug costs are too high for some and add up to monthly expenses. On average, Americans spend $ 1,200 a year on prescription drugs, according to OECD data. 1 Households Can Save on Prescription Drug Costs by Joining a Walmart ProgramCredit: Getty In fact, Americans …

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Big Pharma’s New Popularity Could End Prescription Drug Reform

For decades, few industries in America have been as unpopular as Big Pharma. It’s easy to demonize because prescription drugs cost a lot more in the United States than in other countries, despite the industry making big profits every year. A 2019 House Ways and Means Committee report that found …

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Why prescription drugs may work differently for different people

Different people taking the same medicine can have very different responses to the same dose. While many people will get the desired effects, some may get little or no benefit from it, and others may have unwanted side effects. As a pharmacist who researches the safety and effectiveness of drugs, …

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NMS boss advises health workers on better drug prescribing and purchasing to avoid shortages

National Medical Stores (NMS) General Manager Moses Kamabare attributed the shortage of basic drugs in public hospitals to non-standardized prescription of drugs by some health workers and poor procurement planning by the hospital administration. Kamabare said some health workers do not follow standard clinical guidelines for prescribing drugs, causing an …

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Treat the cause, not the symptom

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent call for mandatory prescription of generic drugs by physicians to lower the cost of healthcare, and the likely law surrounding it, is the culmination of three decades of efforts to provide affordable health care for the poor. Doctors in public hospitals are mandated to prescribe …

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