The price of pills: Here’s what pharmacies are paying for drugs (guest post)

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

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 […]

Buying meds online: Resources for checking pharmacy credentials

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Buying meds online: Resources for checking pharmacy credentials

(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 […]

Insurance companies pay less than the government does

Filed Under: Costs, Providers

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 […]