We heard from our friend Victoria Olsen not long ago about the wrenching events in her life. Here’s the second of two parts about her father’s illness; the first is here, detailing the car crash that ultimately revealed the brain tumor he was suffering from.
More generic drug means cheaper drugs for thousands of patients, and savings for insurance companies. But what happens if the generic doesn’t work? We hear one patient’s story of her expensive fight to stay on the brand-name drug.
Generic versions of key drugs are hitting the market, which will mean huge savings for consumers. We talked to one expert about what these cheaper versions of Lipitor, Zyprexa, Actos, Singulair and Seroquel means in the health-care marketplace.
Looks like the Boston-New York rivalry is back, in a different form: this time, it’s over the price of a mammogram. Mammogram prices ranging from $500 to around $900 were quoted to Martha Bebinger, a reporter at WBUR, the NPR station in Boston. She wrote an article about costs of a mammogram for the the new HealthCareSavvy community over at […]
There’s no question about it: IUD’s are making a comeback in a big way. Though roughly 5.5 per cent of women using contraception choose the IUD as opposed to 28 percent using birth control pills, IUD’s — intrauterine devices — are on the rise. Unlike birth control pills, which you must remember to take every […]
It’s an inspiring story: She has cancer. She was denied coverage for treatment by her insurance company, and she fought the decision — and won. One of our readers, Mary Schnack, told us her story about pain and triumph in the health-care system. She’s our heroine! “I have had endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) eight times […]
The marketplace for birth-control pills is pretty interesting, and it seems to change by the day. A woman we know who takes Ortho Tricyclen Lo got this letter not long ago from her insurance company, encouraging her to stop taking the brand-name pill (for which she has a $50-a-month copay) and to instead start taking […]