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It seems that when it comes to drug prices, the sense of unfairly high prices or predatory practices extends beyond one’s own pocketbook.
Massachusetts is not the first to offer these products for free in public spaces. In 2018, New York required all schools to provide these products.
California's county jails are some of the nation's worst: There are a high number of mentally or physically ill inmates and violence against guards is rampant.
The lawsuit says the representatives used phrases like "playing nice in the sandbox" and "fluff pricing" in emails to one another.
The high cost of prescription drugs is a systemic problem, writes Sarah Ruth Bates, driven by under-regulation and the misplaced incentives of pharmaceutical companies.
The first fast-acting insulin hit the market in 1996, the same year as the Nintendo 64. The video game system got progressively cheaper, but a vial of insulin that originally...
Marathon runners often have greater amounts of a gut bacterium that metabolizes lactic acid than people who don't exercise regularly.
The Price of Health: A WBUR special news series exploring why drug prices are so high, and what might be done about it.
After a motorcycle accident that almost took off his foot, Johns Hopkins University bioethicist Travis Rieder became dependent on the pain medication he had been prescribed.
“When you're up backed up against a wall, I mean you have to do something,” says Everett resident Joanne Rhoton. “And I'm sure that I'm not the only person that...
Another finding: Nearly one in three reported that it is somewhat or very difficult to afford their prescription drugs.
Germany has a private health care system like the U.S., but even the sickest patients rarely pay more than $11 for a prescription. How?
It may revive the "little pink pill" debate about female sexuality, but the new drug is actually an injectable much like an epi-Pen, meant to be taken at least 45...
Wynn Resorts' new casino opens this weekend just outside Boston, and the state of Massachusetts is expecting a windfall — and a possible downside.
Dr. Sharon Lamb talks with Morning Edition about her new book, "The Not Good Enough Mother."
I believe our ability to understand stories is the most finely tuned instrument in the modern practice of precision medicine, writes Dr. Jay Baruch.
Less stress and more inner peace. We walk through the promises of living mindfully.
A second study shows an increased risk of preterm delivery among women who report cannabis use in pregnancy.
Broken bathrooms. Expired food. Severe overcrowding. We look at conditions at U.S. detention centers.
One in 5 high schoolers used e-cigarettes in 2018, according to the CDC — a 78% increase over the previous year.