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Winners and losers in Trump’s plan to kill drug rebates

If you don’t know how the Rx rebate system works, don’t feel bad as most people do not.  But you should know that there is a system in play that affects your Rx costs and it can be perceived as sketchy, or “A shadowy system of kickbacks,” as Health and...

The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

Should we take more time to talk to our pharmacist?  “Older adults are taking an awful lot of pills these days — 66 percent take five drugs or more per day, and 27 percent take 10 or more per day — so if some of those pills are no longer necessary and may even be...

Up To A Third Of Knee Replacements Pack Pain And Regret

“We do too many knee replacements,” said Dr. James Rickert, president of the Society for Patient Centered Orthopedics, which advocates for affordable health care, in an interview. “People will argue about the exact amount. But hardly anyone would argue that we don’t...