Fewer People Are Strategizing With Prescription Drug Choices to Control Their Health Care Costs

The U.S. has the highest drug prices in the world. Despite enormous expenses in research and marketing, pharmaceutical companies have the tenth highest profit levels among all industries. Despite some attention from Congress and the administration, prices remain high and promise to continue do so, at least in the immediate future. You might expect that […]

Opioid Prescriptions Are Down—But Patients Are Using Them Longer

Doctors are prescribing fewer opioids, but that doesn’t necessarily mean translate to good news in the fight against opioid addiction. Between 2006 and 2017, 223.7 million opioid prescriptions were filled each year, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Opioid prescription rates annually rose to a peak in 2010, […]