Prescription Drugs

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Prescription drug prices on the rise for millions of older Americans

Prices are going up for hundreds of brand-name prescription drugs widely used by older Americans, and the trend shows that if it continues, many...

FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer’s drug panned by experts

Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the...

Florida urges US to import less expensive Canadian drugs

After two years of lobbying to lower prescription drug costs for Floridians, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he's waiting for final approval from the...

Plagued by drug shortages? There’s an online tool for that

Gasoline and toilet paper aren't the only things that have been in short supply this year ... Prescription drug shortages continue to plague people who...
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Is the ‘Lower Drug Costs Now Act’ a spoon full of sugar to help...

For some, it means making a tough choice between paying the bills, or, even staying healthy. The cost of prescription drugs is skyrocketing every year,...
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Patients, doctors speak about effects of proposed THC cap for medical marijuana

How high is too high? A North Fort Myers representative is proposing a cap on how much THC can be prescribed to patients. Now...
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New, local health care plans are excluding most pharmacies

Growing up in a small town, Becky Sargent believes in shopping local. "I know what it's like to, you know, get your living or your...
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Making Ends Meet: Shopping around to save on prescriptions

Tammy Gilbert is self-employed, working as a real estate broker. Gilbert and her husband recently relocated to the Cape full-time and right now, she's...
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Amazon Pharmacy launches; SWFL pharmacist says don’t count them out

Many people would likely agree the prices for prescription medications are too high. A potentially affordable option is making itself available to people near...
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Cancer survivor forced to skip $2,500 shots due to cost

Colleen Ryan beat breast cancer in 2011, but found herself in the middle of a different kind of fight when she moved to Southwest...

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