Tag Archives: Drugs

Secretive 'rebate trap' keeps generic drugs for diabetes and other ills out of reach

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $ 800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was virtually identical to the brand she had used for years. The list price for Lantus, a long-acting insulin made by Sanofi that she… Read More »

As obesity rates in America soar, new weight loss drugs are in the offing that offer hope

The average American is getting shorter and fatter, and on the verge of matching the medical definition for obesity, according to a report this week from the Centers for Disease Control. The six new drugs to treat obesity set to release in the U.S. by 2026 can’t come soon enough. These weight-loss drugs could improve… Read More »

Generics 'cartel' probe expands to a whopping 300 drugs: report

A probe into generic drug price fixing has grown to include 300 drugs, according to The Washington Post. (Pixabay) Years into a government probe over alleged generic drug price fixing, investigators have expanded the scope to include 300 drugs and 16 companies, an official told The Washington Post. Connecticut Assistant Attorney General Joseph Nielsen told the Post… Read More »