Drug spending tops $25 billion
- Cheap walk-up health clinics, lower costs for drugs and medical supplies and state laws requiring hospitals to publish prices may be helping to reduce the increase in U.S. health costs. // MondayMorning;6/4/2012, Vol. 20 Issue 22, p1
The article discusses issues related to health care costs in the U.S. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's annual report on the medical cost trend in the U.S., healthcare costs are expected to increase 7.5% in 2013. It has been informed that for the fourth year in a row, the annual cost...
- Prescription drug costs a tough pill to swallow. Moorer, Talise D. // New York Amsterdam News;10/26/2006, Vol. 97 Issue 44, p16
This article discusses various issues related to costs of prescription drugs in New York City, with specific reference to findings of a new report in this regard. According to the report, New Yorkers find it increasingly difficult to meet rising prescription drug costs, given the 2 million...
- Importing Price-Controlled Drugs: Do Consumers Win? Rippel, Barbara // Consumers' Research Magazine;Dec2003, Vol. 86 Issue 12, p34
Discusses the importation of price-controlled drugs in the U.S. Advantages of the importation to consumers; Significance of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2002; Cost of developing new medicine and vaccines; Information on health care costs in most countries.
- All Charged UP. Burger, Deborah // Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p2
The article reports on the findings of the second annual survey of the most expensive hospitals of the U.S., conducted by the Institute for Health & Socio-economic Policy (IHSP). In the survey IHSP pulled back the curtain of hospital operations and looked at hospital charges in three...
- Prescriptions, health care costs on the rise. Prince, Michael // Business Insurance;01/24/2000, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p22
Reports on two surveys on prescription drug costs and health care costs in the United States in the year 2000. Expected increase rates; Basis of the surveys; Strategies to control costs; Costs of medical claims; Growing interest in cost sharing between employers and employees.
- Increases in Health-Benefits Costs Expected in 2001. Hadley, Mark // Business Journal (Central New York);08/11/2000, Vol. 14 Issue 32, p1B
Forecasts increase in healthcare benefits cost in New York by the year 2001. Factors contributing to the rate increases; Concern over drug coverage; Effect of increased brand awareness on drug prices; Complexity in the approach to controlling prescription costs; Role of technology in helping...
- News update. // Materials Management in Health Care;Jun96, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p6
Reports on the rise in prices of medical care prices in the United States. Increase in prices of prescription drugs as of April 1996; Overall rise in medical care commodities.
- Crisis in Germany. Houlton, Sarah // Pharmaceutical Executive;Sep2003, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p36
Reports on the rising cost of healthcare and drugs in Germany. Details on the reform program of the government to save the health system; Plan introduction of drugs covered by insurance; Adoption of a sustainable change in the healthcare system.
- Show Us the Value. Balekdjian, David; Russo, Michael // Pharmaceutical Executive;Sep2003, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p80
Reports on the issue of healthcare cost in the U.S. Effort of managed care organizations to reduce pharmaceutical expenses; Value of drugs to the overall healthcare system; Details on the program top promote generic drug use. INSET: In a Nutshell.