Health & Health Care / Prescription Plans & Costs

  • The top 50 most dangerous drugs

      

    While overdose deaths from prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999, some of the most dangerous drugs don’t require a prescription. Using data from the Food and Drug...

  • CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

      

    WASHINGTON — Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how...

  • Lawsuits filed against maker of popular morning sickness drug

      

    Several dozen lawsuits have now been filed against the maker of a drug used to fight morning sickness in pregnant women. While many women say they had no problem taking ondansetron, which...

  • Dietary supplements can be a dangerous mix with traditional drug therapies

      

    Nearly 70% of us take dietary supplements, according to to the Council for Responsible Nutrition. But researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis are examining how those supplements...

  • By the numbers: Nurse-in-a-box clinics vs. the ER

      

    One of the most expensive places to get medical care is in the hospital emergency room. There's a much better alternative if you need medical care when your doctor's office isn't...

  • Since America spends the most money on health care, do we have the best quality care?

      

    There is no doubt that health care -- specifically the cost of health care -- is a hot topic these days. With rising health care costs in the U.S., you’d be hard pressed to find anyone...

  • Children's cold syrup recalled

      

    In the middle of the cold and flu season, a drug company has issued a recall for its children's cough syrup. The recall came because of incorrect markings on the dosage cups that were...

  • What you need to know about sleeping pills

      

    Not getting enough sleep can impact several areas of a person's life -- so it's really no surprise that people are looking for solutions to what can become a chronic...

  • How to find the best prescription drug prices

      

    Prescription prices have definitely surged over the past several years. A recent Consumer Reports National Research Center poll of 1,037 adults found that 1/3 of those taking a medication...

  • 4 ways to save money on prescriptions

      

    Are you facing big expenses for the medications you need to stay healthy? It's time to get creative and find ways to lower the cost of what you pay for prescriptions! Print out a $4 list...

  • Warning about buying cheaper medications online

      

    Some consumers on tight budgets look for online bargains to fill their prescriptions. But here’s why buying cheap foreign drugs could be dangerous.

  • Tips to prevent getting colds and flu

      

    Now that fall has arrived and winter will soon follow, the time is right for parents to take steps to protect young children from cold and flu viruses. According to Dr. Hansa Bhargava, one...

  • Medicare drug costs are about to go up... Here's how to save

      

    Paying for health care is one of the most complicated and challenging expenses that older Americans face, and rising prices are about to make it even more difficult. Rising cost of Medicare...

  • It costs you how much to wait for your doctor?

      

    We've all been there. You get to your doctor's appointment on time just to wait, and wait, and wait. It's not only annoying, but it is also costing you time. Now new research...

  • Daraprim maker agrees to lower price of life-saving drug after major pushback

      

    After tremendous public backlash, Turing Pharmaceuticals has decided to rollback what would have been a more than 5,000% price increase on a life-saving drug for those with compromised immune...