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U.S. lawmakers request info from insulin makers on rising prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two powerful U.S. lawmakers sent letters to the three leading insulin manufacturers on Wednesday requesting information on why its cost has skyrocketed in recent years and how much the companies profit from the life-sustaining diabetes treatment. FILE PHOTO: Insulin supplies are pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York,… Read More »

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Drug Prices Are Rising Again. Is Someone Going To Do Something About It?

Many drugmakers have announced price increases with the start of the new year. The new Congress wants to do something about that. And even though both Republicans and Democrats want to address the politically potent issue of drug prices, it is unclear what they might be able to agree on. Battle lines are forming between… Read More »

Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

Health Care Costs Rising

Free Website Content » Health » Health Care Industry Articles By: Peter Joseph The cost of providing employees with health insurance coverage continues to increase at a double-digit rate. We’ve read a lot about cost drivers in health care – exorbitant hospital charges, rising prescription drug costs, expenses associated with developing new technologies and treatments,… Read More »