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US citizens are living longer and consuming more prescription drugs than ever, finds report

People in the United States are living longer and are consuming more prescription drugs than ever before, an annual report on the nation’s health prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.1  
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over 5 years ago
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New drug for hepatitis C contributes to 13% rise in spending on prescription drugs in US

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States rose by $43.4bn (£28.9bn; €40.1bn) in 2014 to reach $373.9bn—a 13.1% increase from 2013—says a report by the IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics, a consulting group.1  
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over 4 years ago
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New drug for hepatitis C contributes to 13% rise in spending on prescription drugs in US

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States rose by $43.4bn (£28.9bn; €40.1bn) in 2014 to reach $373.9bn—a 13.1% increase from 2013—says a report by the IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics, a consulting group.1  
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over 4 years ago
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New drug for hepatitis C contributes to 13% rise in spending on prescription drugs in US

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States rose by $43.4bn (£28.9bn; €40.1bn) in 2014 to reach $373.9bn—a 13.1% increase from 2013—says a report by the IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics, a consulting group.1  
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over 4 years ago
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New drug for hepatitis C contributes to 13% rise in spending on prescription drugs in US

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States rose by $43.4bn (£28.9bn; €40.1bn) in 2014 to reach $373.9bn—a 13.1% increase from 2013—says a report by the IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics, a consulting group.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Have we become too dependent on medication?

Over 30% of us have used two or more prescription drugs in the past month. We look at whether we have become too reliant on medication and, if so, what the consequences are.  
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over 4 years ago
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Use of prescription drugs is common during pregnancy, US study finds

Four in five pregnant women in the United States have a prescription drug dispensed, and nearly half are given drugs that may be harmful to the fetus, a study of Medicaid records has found.  
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over 4 years ago
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Reader Poll: Was the Price Hike for Daraprim Too High?

The cost of prescription drugs continues to cause controversy after the price increase of a 62-year-old infectious disease drug.  
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about 4 years ago
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Treatment Rates for Opioid Use Disorders Remain Low

Rates of treatment for opioid use disorders haven't improved over the decade despite a dramatic increase in deaths related to prescription drugs.  
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about 4 years ago
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Signatures to Be Filed for California Drug Price Referendum

Backers of a referendum aimed at reducing the cost of prescription drugs in California said Wednesday that they had gathered more than enough signatures to place their measure on the November 2016 ballot in the most populous U.S. state.  
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about 4 years ago
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Health Spending for Privately Insured Rises 3.4%

Despite a decline in use, price increases, particularly for prescription drugs, keep health costs growing faster than general inflation.  
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about 4 years ago
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Off-label drug use is associated with raised risk of adverse events, study finds

The off-label use of prescription drugs was associated with a 44% increase in the risk of adverse drug events and an even greater risk, 54%, when the off-label use was not backed by strong scientific evidence, Canadian researchers have reported in a new study.1 Off-label prescribing is common, with one US study finding that about a fifth of doctors’ prescriptions were for off-label use.2  
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about 4 years ago
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Off-label drug use is associated with raised risk of adverse events, study finds

The off-label use of prescription drugs was associated with a 44% increase in the risk of adverse drug events and an even greater risk, 54%, when the off-label use was not backed by strong scientific evidence, Canadian researchers have reported in a new study.1 Off-label prescribing is common, with one US study finding that about a fifth of doctors’ prescriptions were for off-label use.2  
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about 4 years ago
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US Senate committee launches investigation into drug pricing

In response to reports that several drug companies have substantially jacked up prices by as much as 5000% after acquiring rights to older off-patent drugs, a US Senate committee has launched an investigation into pricing of prescription drugs.  
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about 4 years ago
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US Senate committee launches investigation into drug pricing

In response to reports that several drug companies have substantially jacked up prices by as much as 5000% after acquiring rights to older off-patent drugs, a US Senate committee has launched an investigation into pricing of prescription drugs.  
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about 4 years ago
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US Senate committee launches investigation into drug pricing

In response to reports that several drug companies have substantially jacked up prices by as much as 5000% after acquiring rights to older off-patent drugs, a US Senate committee has launched an investigation into pricing of prescription drugs.  
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about 4 years ago
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US Senate committee launches investigation into drug pricing

In response to reports that several drug companies have substantially jacked up prices by as much as 5000% after acquiring rights to older off-patent drugs, a US Senate committee has launched an investigation into pricing of prescription drugs.  
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about 4 years ago
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US Senate committee launches investigation into drug pricing

In response to reports that several drug companies have substantially jacked up prices by as much as 5000% after acquiring rights to older off-patent drugs, a US Senate committee has launched an investigation into pricing of prescription drugs.  
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about 4 years ago
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Minimizing Your Risk If a Patient ODs on Drugs You Prescribe

Helping patients managing pain with narcotics and other prescription drugs is fraught with risk for doctors. To minimize it, two lawyers recommend some do's and don'ts. See what your colleagues think.  
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about 4 years ago
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US physician group calls for ban on direct to consumer drug advertising

The American Medical Association has called for a ban on all direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs and medical devices. The new policy, adopted on 17 November at the AMA’s interim meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, also called for the federal government to limit anticompetitive behavior by drug companies.  
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about 4 years ago