Cartoonist Dustin Harbin fell off a bike into an outpouring of charity. But Americans shouldn’t have to seek out strangers to pay health bills

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The $6 Million Drug Claim

August 26, 2019

New treatments for rare diseases are changing the lives of patients, but the price can reach millions of dollars for a single person

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Alan MacLeod writes, “The media invites us to be inspired by wholly unnecessary crises like UFC hopeful Jordan Williams, who uses dog insulin because he doesn’t have insurance”

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Forced off their parents’ insurance and faced with high insulin prices, young adults dangerously ration, stockpile, and turn to the black market for the medication they need to stay alive

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New “living drugs”—made from a patient’s own cells—can cure once incurable cancers. But can we afford them?

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Shortages of “supportive care” drugs, for chemotherapy-induced nausea or to protect the kidneys, can delay cancer treatments, said Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist & bioethicist at Sinai and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. When he gets the hospital’s list of shortages, “I scream, I shout, I shake my head”

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Federal prosecutors accused the company of illegally marketing its powerful fentanyl painkiller and of defrauding government health care programs

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Cancer drugs that speed onto the market based on encouraging preliminary studies often don’t show clear benefits when more careful follow-up trials are done, according to research published Tuesday

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