Cost Sharing

Taking the Co-pay Out of Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

The growing threat of coronavirus demands that people get tested if they show flu-like symptoms. Yet some Americans may find it hard to pay for a doctor’s visit, lab testing and treatment.

The Cost-Saving Proposal That Costs Seniors $2,000 a Month

February 12, 2019

A Trump administration proposal designed to cut prescription drug costs could actually see some seniors paying $2,000 more each month out of their own pockets, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests.

The Orphan Drug Disconnect

January 9, 2019

Decades after Congress passed the Orphan Drug Act, only about 10 percent of patients with rare diseases actually receive treatment with orphan drugs, a new report finds.  

New Treatments Will Target Parkinson’s Patients’ “Off” Periods

August 7, 2018

Existing therapies help Parkinson’s patients control their tremors and stiffness – most of the time.  Now, new versions of the drug apormorphine could address breakthrough symptoms, which about 90 percent of patients experience during what’s known as “off” periods.