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Women with diagnosed diabetes are more likely than men to not take their medications as prescribed

Women With Diabetes More Likely Than Men to Not Take Meds as Prescribed

Younger adults more likely to not take meds as prescribed and to ask for lower-cost medication
The economic burden of disease progression is considerable among multiple myeloma patients receiving drug therapy across all lines of therapy

Cost Burden of Disease Progression High in Multiple Myeloma

For patients receiving drug therapy, economic burden substantial across lines of therapy
Nearly two-thirds of actively practicing physicians are still carrying medical school debt

One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt

Survey shows that taking extra shifts is one strategy to help doctors pay off medical school debt
Cancer survivors with high-deductible health plans are more likely to experience delayed or foregone care

Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs

Having a health savings account can mitigate the impact of the high-deductible health plan
Spending associated with essential medicines grew substantially from 2011 to 2015 for Medicare Part D beneficiaries

Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015

22 percent of increased total spending due to higher per-unit cost of existing drugs
Brand-brand competition in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has not lowered drug list prices

Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market

Review shows evidence that brand-brand competition was mediated by quality of competing drugs
Americans could import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada under a plan being developed by the Trump administration.

Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada

Plan will start by exploring options for importing certain prescription drugs to lower costs for Americans
Its extremely high price tag means that a lifesaving medication to treat young children with spinal muscular atrophy is simply too expensive for most families.

Lifesaving Drug for Infants Costs $2.1 Million a Dose

When Zolgensma was approved, maker Novartis said it expected insurance companies to cover the cost
A bill to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients and lower federal and state health costs has been introduced by two U.S. senators.

Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors

Bill would limit drug copays for people with Medicare Part D by capping annual out-of-pocket costs
There is considerable state-level variation in the economic burden of cancer

State-Level Variation Noted in Economic Burden of Cancer

Lost earnings of $94.4 billion reported in the United States in 2015