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  • U.S. lawmakers ask Gilead to justify hepatitis C drug's $84,000 price

    U.S. lawmakers ask Gilead to justify hepatitis C drug's $84,000 price
    U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers. In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company Thursday, Rep....
  • FDA approves 'rescue pen' aimed at curbing painkiller deaths

    Federal officials said Thursday they hoped a new "rescue pen" would help reduce the death toll from overdoses involving prescription painkillers. The Food and Drug Administration approved the sale, by prescription, of the prefilled auto-injector of...
  • Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study

    Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense. Proctor, a...
  • O.C. pain doctor caused deaths of three patients, authorities allege

    O.C. pain doctor caused deaths of three patients, authorities allege
    An Orange County pain doctor caused the deaths of three patients by negligently prescribing them powerful narcotics, state medical authorities said in a complaint made public Friday. The Medical Board of California is seeking to suspend or revoke the...
  • Bill to curb costly drug-dispensing by doctors stuck in committee

    Bill to curb costly drug-dispensing by doctors stuck in committee
    Legislation that would curb the practice of physicians directly dispensing prescription drugs to workers' compensation patients — often at sky-high prices — remains stuck in a House committee as time is running out in Annapolis. The...
  • Religion run amok? Hobby Lobby's case comes to the Supreme Court

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear 90 minutes of oral arguments in a case that will determine whether bosses who have religious objections to birth control can deny their female employees the contraceptive coverage to which they are...
  • Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]

    Putting doctors back in charge of health care [Commentary]
    It's a fairly simple concept: When ill, you seek effective treatment from your doctor. Despite efforts by some Maryland health insurers to insert themselves into the middle of the physician-patient relationship, lawmakers are poised to make this simple...
  • Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

    To keep an eye on his child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby monitors in his home in Houston. One evening, Gilbert heard a stranger's voice bellowing obscenities from the monitor. He disconnected the device...
  • 8 accused in theft ring that took $2.8 million in cargo, cars

    8 accused in theft ring that took $2.8 million in cargo, cars
    Eight people from Indiana have been arrested for allegedly stealing computer equipment, TVs and over-the-counter medication from freight trains in the Chicago area and northwest Indiana, officials said today. In addition to the rail thefts, the eight-...
  • Learn how to save money on your prescription medications

    Are you getting the cheapest deal when you buy your medications? A better price is often available without your knowing it. "A little digging is all it takes to find out. But people hear that a co-pay is high, and they walk away without getting the drug,...
  • Gilead Sciences' $84,000 price for hepatitis drug is scrutinized

    U.S. lawmakers have asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to justify the price of its new $84,000 drug for hepatitis C patients amid growing concern about the high cost to taxpayers and consumers. In a letter to the Foster City, Calif., company, Rep. Henry A....