Who benefits from Rx drugs?

One would think that any doctor that had a brain would encourage their patients to stay healthy. The problem is that most doctors rely on the “take-a-pill” mentality, which leads to people being overweight and carrying bags full of various Rx drugs. Let’s say there …

House Passes Bill To Bring Down Price Of Prescription Drugs

The House of Representatives is expected to approve a bill Thursday that aims to lower prescription drug prices. Some elements have Republican support. But the bill faces an uncertain Senate future. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: OK. Now to a bill the House of Representatives passed …

DNA Tests For Psychiatric Drugs Are Controversial But Some Insurers Are Covering Them

Myriad Genetics is among a handful of companies that make a genetic test to help doctors choose psychiatric medicines for patients. Evidence that the tests are effective has been called “inconclusive.” Myriad Genetics hide caption toggle caption Myriad Genetics Myriad Genetics is among a handful …

California To Make HIV Prevention Drugs Available Without A Prescription

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday authorizing pharmacists to dispense HIV preventative medications to patients without a physician’s prescription. Truvada is one such drug. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption toggle caption Rich Pedroncelli/AP California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday authorizing pharmacists to …

Most Kids On Medicaid Who Are Prescribed ADHD Drugs Don’t Get Proper Follow-Up

Timely support and treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can help children focus and thrive, pediatricians say. But it takes close follow-up after diagnosis to tailor that treatment and avoid drug side effects. Weeraya Siankulpatanakij/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Weeraya Siankulpatanakij/EyeEm/Getty Images Timely support …

2 Experimental Ebola Drugs Saved Lives In Congo Outbreak

Health workers in protective suits tend to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation cube in Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption toggle caption Jerome Delay/AP Health workers in protective suits tend to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation …