prescription drugs

4 Prescription Drug Myths Debunked

When it comes to prescription drugs, there's a lot of information out there. There's also a lot of misinformation -- and some of it could be costing you.

FTC Clears Bayer's Purchase of Conceptus

The German drug company Bayer AG has received antitrust clearance from the Federal Trade Commission for its approximately $1.1 billion acquisition of Conceptus.

Flexible Spending Accounts: Use the Money Before You Lose It

Flexible spending accounts are a great way to save by using pretax money to cover medical expenses -- unless you leave money in them past Dec. 31 and lose it. Don't wait until next month to start thinking about how to drain your FSA: Follow this advice now.

Report: Premium Hikes for Top Medicare Drug Plans

Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.

Report: Suspect Billings at 2,600 Drugstores

A pharmacy in Kansas billed Medicare for more than 1,000 prescriptions each for two patients in a single year, part of a pattern of questionable billings at 2,600 drugstores nationwide uncovered by federal investigators in a report Thursday.

Pot-Based Prescription Drug Looks for FDA OK

A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, additional medicines derived from or inspired by the cannabis plant itself could soon be making their way to pharmacy shelves, according to drug companies, small biotech firms and university scientists.

FDA Revisits Safety of Newer Birth Control Drugs

Birth control drugs that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects are now under scrutiny from the FDA in the wake of new research suggesting that they are more likely to cause blood clots than older drugs.

What Not to Do When Filling a Prescription

Cold and flu season is upon us. Americans spend $400 million on prescription drugs to relieve the symptoms, according to one study, and some of them spend too much. DailyFinance's Laura Rowley looks at what not to do when filling a prescription.

Breast Cancer's Financial Toll: Your Money or Your Life

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women: 12% will develop it at some point in their lives, and at that point, the health battle begins. But those women often must fight one a second front as well, dealing with the multiple threats cancer poses to their financial well-being.

How to Save on Health Insurance, Part 2: Individual Plans

With the unemployment rate at almost 10% and companies cutting back on benefits, millions of people are responsible for securing their own health insurance. Picking the right plan for you can be tricky, so DailyFinance asked consumer health experts for tips on how to maximize benefits while minimizing costs.