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Drug swap drives down costs for US Medicare


Therapeutic drug substitutions have the potential to double or even triple annual cost savings compared…

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Court rules in novel False Claims Act case where one pharma firm sues another viewed by HP&M lawyer


The US District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling recently in an unusual,…

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Study on generic HIV drugs prompts AHF to demand Gilead cuts ARV prices


A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that provides a snapshot of a simplified cost/benefit…

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US physician acquiescence to patient demands for brand-name drugs, slammed in JAMA article


Prescribing brand-name drugs when generic drugs are available generates unnecessary medical expenditures…

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Express Scripts finds most used Rx drugs price hikes six times that of overall US inflation


The US Prescription Price Index shows that, since September 2011, price inflation for the most highly…

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Survey reveals 98.9% of US physicians experienced cancer drug shortages in last 12 months


The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a US non-profit organization, announced the results of a drug…

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Prescription drug costs: USA versus UK


In the USA, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who…

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US Medicare prescription drug premiums to remain steady for third straight year


Average basic premiums for Medicare prescription drug plans in the USA are projected to remain constant…

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Generic Rx drugs saved US health system $1 trillion over past decade; study


Due to the ever growing use of generic prescription medicines, the American health care system saved…

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Alabama Supreme Court ruling favors Sandoz in Medicaid pricing case


The USA's Alabama Supreme Court came out in favor of Sandoz, the generics subsidiary of Swiss drug major…

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No observable difference between generic and branded statins in preventing CV events; study


People taking the most commonly used generic and branded statins to control their cholesterol had similar…

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High expectations for new US biosimilars following FDA guidance documents


In light of the upcoming FDA guidance for biosimilar approval, Novation, health care supply chain expertise…

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US medicines spending rose 3.7% in 2011, held back by healthcare reforms, IMS study reveals


Total health care spending on medicines in the USA increased 3.7% to $320 billion in 2011, a year which…

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US drug price rises nearly double inflation rate, claims AARP


A look at US retail prices for a combined set of widely used prescription drugs finds the cumulative…

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New US GAO report highlights critical role of generics in containing health spending


Prescription drug spending in the USA reached $307 billion in 2010 - an increase of $135 billion since…

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