- Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug Updated: Aug-27-15 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
- FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs Updated: Aug-27-15 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines.
- Montana Editorial Roundup Updated: Aug-26-15 7:22 pm
The Billings Gazette, Aug. 21, on health coverage for Montanans:
- Judge says Arizona Medicaid plan hospital fee constitutional Updated: Aug-26-15 6:41 pm
PHOENIX - A judge ruled Wednesday that a hospital assessment that pays for the expansion of the state's Medicaid program did not require a supermajority vote of the Legislature to be enacted and is therefore constitutional.
- Public workers won't pay more for health care in 2016 Updated: Aug-25-15 6:00 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The health care costs of South Carolina's public employees will stay the same next year, but their employers will pay more.
- Lembo: Change in compound drug plan saves taxpayers millions Updated: Aug-24-15 1:55 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Restrictions imposed on the rapidly rising use of compound drug prescriptions in the state health plan have cut spending by about $2 million a month, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo said Monday.
- Poll: Majority in US wants gov't to curb prescription costs Updated: Aug-20-15 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Move over, "Obamacare." A new poll finds Americans worried about medication costs and broadly supporting government action to curb drug prescription prices.
- Ohio board OKs 'drug price relief' proposal as single issue Updated: Aug-13-15 3:47 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal that could keep Ohio agencies and publicly-funded entities from buying prescription drugs at prices higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays has cleared its next hurdle.
- CVS earnings rise despite no tobacco fix Updated: Aug-04-15 5:15 pm
Pricey specialty drugs helped CVS Health cope with tobacco withdrawal and top analyst expectations in the second quarter.
- Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generic drugs Updated: Jul-30-15 9:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - CVS Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.
- New state budget comes with higher costs for MinnesotaCare Updated: Jul-30-15 3:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers kept MinnesotaCare intact but not without a cost that will trickle down to some of the more than 100,000 low-income residents on the program in the form of higher monthly premiums starting in August.