The Cost of Health Care

On the front page of the Louisville Courier-Journal this morning (and the first story I heard this morning on CNN), the headline reads “The Cost of Health Care”.  Apparently hospitals try to make money, who knew? In all seriousness, this is something that we’ve been talking to our clients about since 2003.  This is a […]

FDA may let patients buy drugs without prescriptions – Washington Times

Doctors can’t be happy with this   FDA may let patients buy drugs without prescriptions – Washington Times.

Generic for Lipitor Now Available

On November 30, 2011 Ranbaxy Laboratories launched the generic equivalent for Lipitor, atorvastatin.  Ranbaxy will be the sole manufacturer of this generic drug for the next 180 days.  Other manufacturers of the drug will be available in May 2012. The savings at the beginning will be minimal, but once May 2012 roles around we should […]

Brand Name Drugs vs. Generic Drugs

One of the driving factors for the increase of medical insurance premiums is the cost of prescription drugs. There is a prescription for everything. Twenty years ago, we weren’t walking into our doctor’s office asking for a prescription by name. Today we know the names of the prescription we want to take, and we ask […]