Tag: Rx

The Rising Costs of Specialty Drugs

Blue U.S. map with prescription pills spilling out of a pill bottle onto the map.

Prescription drugs, at times, are necessary, whether being used to fight off an ongoing infection or treat a chronic condition. Though generic drugs are affordable for most of the population, brand-name drugs often cost markedly more. That’s not factoring in the fact that the cost of many popular brand-name drugs doubles every seven to eight […]

An Update on the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis continues to loom in healthcare, as more individuals become addicted to and die from lawful and illegal forms of opioids. While controlled substances such as heroin are to blame for much of the problem, prescription medications are also a contributor. Variation in how physicians treat chronic pain and non-nerve-related back pain and […]