As insurers ask consumers to pay a greater share of their drug costs, it may be cheaper to pay cash than use an insurance card.
Some pharmaceutical companies are cutting deals with insurers to favor brand-name products over cheaper versions.
The "Last Week Tonight" host delves into the painful truths behind the painkiller dependence that is ruining—and taking—many American lives.
America spends a fortune on drugs, more per person than any other nation on earth, even though Americans are no healthier than the people of other advanced nations.
As transparency increases and blockbuster drugs lose patent protection, drug companies have dramatically scaled back payments to doctors for promotional talks. This fall, all drug and medical device companies will be required to report payments to doctors.
Every now and then, an insider inadvertently exposes the hideous rationalizations that run the American political grotesquerie. Such is the case with the president's flip-flop on drug imports.
Health care reform is shaping up as astronomically expensive, but that's only if private insurers and Big Pharma get their way, writes Clinton-era Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Without competition from the government -- a public option -- the health care industry will continue to gouge and Americans will still be in the weeds, a trillion dollars poorer.