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Borrowing for the Cure: Debt Financing of Breakthrough Treatments

Borrowing for the Cure: Debt Financing of Breakthrough Treatments
Source: RAND Corporation

Recent market entries of breakthrough pharmaceutical products have reignited the debate about the affordability of high-priced drugs for public and private payers worldwide.

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Business And Economics

What are the REAL Side Effects of Geodon??

As y’all know, I am a former Bipolar Disorder patient who has been on several medicines in an attempt to control my symptoms. One of the WORST medications I was ever prescribed is Geodon (I stated taking the 20mg and maxed out on 40mg). 516 more words


Lawmakers blast $120 billion drug 'windfall'

Lawmakers said they are proposing legislation they say will save taxpayers up to $12 billion a year after an inspector general’s report found Medicare pays at least double the amount for prescription drugs that Medicaid does. 131 more words


New rules for generic prescription drugs take effect Friday

New rules on drugs prescribed to patients under Quebec’s public plan are to take effect on Friday, compelling doctors to choose cheaper generics over brand-name medications to help the government save $40 million a year. 476 more words

Local News

Will I Be A Dope Doctor When I Grow Up?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Points is delighted to welcome Kim Sue, a previous contributor (check out her earlier posts here and here), medical anthropologist, and dual degree MD/PhD candidate at Harvard University. 1,223 more words

Guest Bloggers

How medications can affect your oral health

Many medications, including vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements, can have a negative effect on your oral health. Make sure that the dental office has your most recent medical history, including a list of all the medications you use (both over-the-counter and prescribed), as well as any chewable vitamins, herbs and similar products. 558 more words

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