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'Everything is a fight to get medications': How the quest for lower drug prices is hurting children with asthma

Those two years have coincided with three changes to his asthma medications, all dictated by Medicaid and United Healthcare, the managed care organization in which Lacey enrolled Debarrin when they signed up for Medicaid. The changes were unrelated to Debarrin’s symptoms or his doctor’s advice. “Some medications are made by multiple manufacturers, and products are… Read More »

Blood Thinning Drug May Be Safer Option Against Recurrent Stroke

Print this page THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 — Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients’ risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study finds. The Japanese study was funded by Pletal’s maker, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, and tracked outcomes… Read More »