Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that Medicaid turned down requests for new expensive drugs to treat hepatitis C 46 percent of the time, while private insurers barred them 10 percent and Medicare 5 percent.
The advocacy arm of the American Cancer Society said Wednesday that federal and state governments should move to restrict insurers from charging patients a percentage of the cost of their prescription drugs.
Seven federal agencies, including the Department of Justice and the FDA, held an extraordinary joint press conference Tuesday to announce the civil and criminal indictments of more than 100 makers and marketers of dietary supplements. WebMD has the details.
Meet the Pedersens of Pleasanton, California. Each of the five family members were born deaf, except Kaleb, who identifies more with deaf culture than hearing culture. If he had to choose, "I'd rather be deaf," he says.
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