Life-Saving Drugs, Lethal Prices

“Life-Saving Drugs, Lethal Prices.” By Gayle Sulik, Psychology Today.

More than 90 percent of the anticancer agents approved by the FDA from 2005 to 2009 cost more than $20,000 for a 12-week course of treatment. With skyrocketing prices, the oncology drug industry has grown substantially from under $5 billion in 1998 to $19 billion in . . . → Read More: Life-Saving Drugs, Lethal Prices

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

“Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” By Steven Brill, Time (PDF).

Over the past few decades, we’ve enriched the labs, drug companies, medical device makers, hospital administrators and purveyors of CT scans, MRIs, canes and wheelchairs. Meanwhile, we’ve squeezed the doctors who don’t own their own clinics, don’t work as drug or device . . . → Read More: Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us