Doctors and patients have long assumed that opioids are uniquely powerful medicines for chronic pain, despite their risks. But it turns out that this reputation may be a myth. A government-funded study published this month is among the first long-term studies to compare opioids like oxycodone and morphine to common painkillers such as acetaminophen in patients with chronic back pain and arthritis, researchers said.
Over 20 years, Brian Komoto built a thriving pharmacy in California’s Central Valley. Each day, his nurses would travel the vast agricultural region’s roads to help hepatitis C patients take a grueling regimen of shots. Then, in 2016, 20 percent of Komoto’s business vanished, practically overnight. The insurer Centene Corp. purchased the health plan that covered his patients -- many of them Hispanic farm workers who had developed a level of trust with Komoto’s traveling nurses.
Over 20 years, Brian Komoto built a thriving pharmacy in California’s Central Valley. Each day, his nurses would travel the vast agricultural region’s roads to help hepatitis C patients take a grueling regimen of shots. Then, in 2016, 20 percent of Komoto’s business vanished, practically overnight. The insurer Centene Corp. purchased the health plan that covered his patients – many of them Hispanic farm workers who had developed a level of trust with Komoto’s traveling nurses.
Battle over who fills prescriptions for $1000 pills and $125,000 rare disease drrugs heat up as big health plans squeeze out local pharmacies and grab the business for themselves http://ow.ly/szKT30iTnK3@RobertLangreth
Sick patients in limbo as regulars crack down on drugmaker-funded charities. One company is paying $210 million to settle DOJ allegations it funneled money to a charity to help patients on its costly drugs, so Medicare could be billed for the rest. https://t.co/YYuIXdFJ5C
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Selecting a term
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