SUMMARY: A terrific resource for prescription buying: a site that gives the average price pharmacies pay for every preparation of every drug they purchase in the U.S. We bring this to you courtesy of Dr. David Belk, a California internal medicine doc who has a deep interest in health-care pricing, and who wrote this blog […]
SUMMARY: It’s the mystery of the overnight skyrocketing drug price, in this case irbesartan, a blood-pressure drug. Prices can be all over the place, as you might have noticed. Here’s a case study, with a relentless Sherlock Holmes-type sleuth.
(Updated August 2018) Residents of Maine are able to buy medications online from Canadian pharmacies legally again, after a period in which such sales were illegal. Maine residents are celebrating; Canadian drug prices are much lower than American ones. Other Americans might well be envious of Maine residents. It’s hard to miss the terrifying stories about the […]
The accepted wisdom about hospitals: They accumulate a lot of bad debt that is uncompensated, for care for the uninsured. They spend a lot of money on malpractice insurance. Hospitals are generally not profitable, or are just scraping by. But much of that accepted wisdom may simply not be true, we learned in an analysis […]
News flash: Here’s a doctor telling us that insurance companies consistently reimburse him less than the government pays for many procedures “United Health Care is consistently one of my lowest payers. For example, they pay me $65 and Blue Shield (the insurance provider in the first example) pays me $73 for an office visit. For the same […]