New Analysis Finds Drug Costs Increasing Five Times Faster than Inflation
If you’ve spent any time outside lately, you can surely attest to the fact that we’ve reached the dog days of summer, a period that signifies we’re officially more than halfway through the year. But as we take a moment to pause in reflection of the state of healthcare across the country, we can’t help but bemoan the fact that the temps in the forecast aren’t the only things rising.
With Humira Patent Nearing its End, AbbVie Merges with Botox Maker to Keep Cash Flowing
We already know that drugmakers will do whatever it takes in order to ensure their drugs remain priced sky-high and that competition is scarce. The “pay-for-delay” ploy, a strategy in which drugmakers will pay other manufacturers to delay the marketing of a generic competitor, is nothing short of bribery. Manufacturers will also frequently use another tactic involving the use of patents to extend their dominance in the market. But perhaps the most effective means of stifling competition—and probably the most expensive and ruthless—is via mergers and acquisitions.
President Trump Signs New Executive Order Paving the Way for Better Kidney Care
If you needed regular treatment aimed at saving your life, would you rather undergo it in a cold and unpleasant facility or in the comforts of your home? The answer is obvious, which is why so many people are celebrating the recent announcement from the Trump administration on revolutionizing kidney care. Earlier this month, the president signed an executive order that focused on three areas experts feel will have a significant impact on kidney care in this country.
NC omnibus healthcare bill could come with $2.2 billion price tag
Rumors are flying around Jones street about a massive “omnibus” health care bill that would be designed to take on many of the issues we currently have facing our broken health care system. But from what we’re hearing, one key problem is not being addressed.
Take Action: Email Your Legislator to Help Control Dialysis Costs
Earlier this month, we went in depth about the cost of a single dialysis treatment with DaVita, one of the largest dialysis center chains in North Carolina and across the United States. According to one State Senator, North Carolina has some of the highest dialysis costs in the country.
North Carolina needs more health insurance options
Having choices is good for consumers. Imagine if we lived in a world in which we all had to wear the exact same clothing, or if we only had one song we could listen to, or if we all had to drive the same vehicle. Not only would that be a boring world, but our limited options would also limit our freedom to live the lives we want. Health insurance is no different.