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Need to save money on prescriptions, consider going to Europe. “Special offers” on prescription medicines are all the rage in state-backed healthcare systems across Europe as governments struggle to balance the books.

Need to save money on prescriptions, consider going to Europe. “Special offers” on prescription medicines are all the rage in state-backed healthcare systems across Europe as governments struggle to balance the books.

How will Walgreens be able to overcome the opposition to a freer market to medicine sales in Europe with its acquisition of Alliance Boots?

How will Walgreens be able to overcome the opposition to a freer market to medicine sales in Europe with its acquisition of Alliance Boots?

Good news for skin cancer patients

Two new drugs can prolong the lives of people with advanced melanoma, marking what researchers say is notable progress against the deadly skin cancer after decades of futility. Read here

NJ Health Officials Seek to Tighten Medicaid Eligibility

New Jersey health officials want to overhaul the state’s current Medicaid eligibility for new  applicants. The proposal would deny coverage to new adult enrollees who earn more than $5,317 per year for a family of three - about one-fifth of the current income requirement. 

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Good job news for Albany

The Albany Medical Center expansion is expected to create 1,000 new permanent jobs at Albany Medical Center and as many as 1,400 other jobs in the area. Read here

Average drug label now has 70 side effects

The lists of potential side effects that accompany prescription drugs have ballooned in size, averaging 70 reactions per drug, a number that can overwhelm physicians trying to select suitable treatments for their patients, according to a new study of drug labels. Not only does the complexity affect physicians, it also contributes to the medication adherence growing issue. Read here