Tag Archives: Human

Health and Human Services wants to end 'middlemen kickbacks' in drug pricing by targeting rebates

HHS Secretary Alex Azar The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to lower the list price of prescription drugs by correcting what it calls the perverse incentive to increase list prices to get higher rebates. The rebates are passed on to health plans, which use them to lower the price of premiums. But… Read More »

Painkillers for dogs, cats may be worsening human opioid crisis: study

The study was led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. (iStock) A new study suggests painkillers prescribed to pets could possibly be contributing to the opioid crisis in the U.S. The study, led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine… Read More »