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Category Archives: Drug News

Telemedicine of the Future

Between the lower overall health costs, reduced absenteeism and time away from work, the benefits of telemedicine are immense. While telemedicine isn’t a new approach, it has gained a lot traction in the last half decade for a variety of reasons.

The Intricacy Of Immunity Revealed

To put simply, the immune system is like the Goldilocks story: it can do too much, too little, or just enough. When it does too much, it causes autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus. When it does too little, as in AIDS, it fails to protect the person from infections that are normally easily killed off with a healthy immune system. When it does just enough, it allows us to resist disease naturally and/or with the help of vaccines….

Highest Health Spending Conditions In USA

We all know health problems can cost a lot. The time span of suffering from certain ailments particularly diabetes therapies, antihypertensive drugs, and medications for hyperlipidemia – drove much of the massive increase in health care spending during the past 2 decades.

What’s behind the high cost of prescription drugs in the United States?

Increasing drug prices in the United States may be a result of the cost and complexity of drug development, government-protected monopolies given to drug manufacturers, and the restriction of price negotiation. Drug spending in the United States per capita exceeds that in all other countries. Prescription medications in the United States currently comprise an estimated 17% of personal healthcare services.