A Prescription to Combat Rising Drug Costs

A Prescription to Combat Rising Drug Costs

The prognosis for prescription drug costs in 2017 is not good. Prescription prices are projected to jump 11.6 percent in 2017 for Americans under 65 years old, and increase 9.9% for older Americans....

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Plan Sponsors Can Buck the Trend

Plan Sponsors Can Buck the Trend

We spent nearly $10,000 per person on healthcare last year. That’s a higher healthcare bill than Americans have ever paid, and it accelerated at the fastest rate ever since the Great Recession in...

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Are Your Members Skipping Their Medicine?

Are Your Members Skipping Their Medicine?

More than 30 percent of patients with hypertension aren’t taking their prescribed medicine, according to a new study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Medication adherence...

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The Gap In Smoking Cessation Support

The Gap In Smoking Cessation Support

The American Cancer Society released new data spotlighting smoking’s leading role in cancer-related deaths. According to the study, cigarettes are to blame for nearly 3 in 10 cancer deaths in the...

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Big Pharma, Bigger Gaps in Healthcare

Big Pharma, Bigger Gaps in Healthcare

Prescription drugs now account for almost 17% of personal healthcare expenditures – up from about 7% in the 1990s – according to the federal Health and Human Services Department. Massive price...

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E-Cigarettes In The FDA Spotlight

E-Cigarettes In The FDA Spotlight

A new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule in effect this month could have big implications for e-cigarettes. Questions have swirled around e-cigarettes recently: are they the same as regular...

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