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Why Diabetes Drugs Cost So Much--and What Can Be Done About It

Patents and pharmacy benefit managers are part of the reason diabetes medication prices keep going up. Almost everyone seems to agree that prescription drug prices are too high. On Monday, House Democrats announced they have begun an investigation into the pricing practices of the pharmaceutical industry. This came less than a week after Democratic leaders unveiled a multi-pronged legislative effort to reduce drug prices. For his part, President Donald Trump last year introduced his plan to deal with what he called the "unfair practices" of the drug companies. The cost of prescription medication can be burdensome to even people who take drugs occasionally or for short periods of time. The impact, however, can unrelenting for people with diabetes who must take medication every day to keep their disease in check. Here's a look at two of the drugs that can break the bank for people with diabetes and how these medications got to be so expensive.
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The Bold Mission Of America's Biopharmaceutical Companies Is To Bring An End To The Burdens Of Disease, In All Its Forms

We are just as committed to making medicines affordable as we are to discovering the treatments and cures that give hope to patients and researchers alike. So that one day, these medical breakthroughs realize their full potential: the ability to save, extend and improve life. For all of us. Read More.

Doctors Who Get Sued Are Likely to Get Sued Again

One percent of all doctors account for 32 percent of all paid malpractice claims, and the more often a doctor is sued, the more likely he or she will be sued again.Researchers analyzed 10 years of paid malpractice claims using the National Practitioner Data Bank, a federal government database that includes 66,426 claims against 54,099 doctors. The study is in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More

How to Choose the Best Lawyer

How do you choose the best lawyer for your needs? Choosing legal services is like choosing any other product or service: the wise consumer conducts thorough research before making an informed decision. Once you secure several lawyer referrals with expertise in the appropriate practice area, you should carefully research each candidate. Below are five steps to choosing the best lawyer for your legal needs. Read More

Med-Mal Settlement Awards $140M to 255 Patients of Doctor Convicted of Fraud

Nearly six years after Dr. Spyros Panos surrendered his medical license and pleaded guilty to health care fraud, an arbitrator awarded $140 million to settle what plaintiff' attorneys say is the largest medical malpractice litigation in New York. Read More.

Stress Could Be Causing Poor Sleep Quality

Stress and sleep are closely linked! If you've been suffering from poor sleep quality, stress could be the cause. Conversely, if your sleep schedule is insufficient, your stress levels are at risk of increasing. To avoid the long-term negative effects of stress, take preventative measures now. Read more about how to protect your health here. 

Why Every Driver Should Purchase Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage

About one-in-eight drivers in the United States are either uninsured or underinsured motorists (UM/UIM). After being hit by one such motorist, you will be the one who has to pay for most of your medical bills - unless you purchased UM/UIM auto insurance coverage beforehand. You can learn more about UM/UIM insurance and why you should have it by reading this full article.

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