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Drugmakers begin 2019 with price hikes

Americans woke up Tuesday to higher pharmacy costs as more than three dozen pharmaceutical companies raised their prices on hundreds of drugs including generic medicines, according to a study first reported by The Wall Street Journal. The health software company Rx Savings Solutions found that dozens of drugs produced by major brands such as Allergan and Hikma Pharmaceuticals saw

Intermountain to fight pharmaceutical monopolies

As Dan Liljenquist watched former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli raise a rarely-heard-of-drug more than 550%, he had the same thought as nearly everyone else in America: Is this really happening? But unlike most Americans, Liljenquist happens to be in a position to do something about it. The former Utah state senator and the vice president of

Generics are better for the country, but the choice isn’t easy

If you’ve stepped into a pharmacy recently, you know that getting sick is going to cost you. All of those insurance premiums and co-pays got you a doctor’s appointment and prescription; now you’re going to have to pay much more than someone in another developed nation to get the medication you need. According to data