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Two-thirds of Americans want an independent body to oversee prescription drug pricing.

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Mylan also faces heat from multiple regulatory and legal agencies over huge cost increases for the anti-allergy auto-injectors.

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Mylan CEO Heather Bresch is set to testify Wednesday before a House committee over sky-high price hikes for lifesaving EpiPens.

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Despite rising Obamacare prices, the total premiums paid in many cases are less than work-based coverage.

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Almost 1 in 5 rural counties in the U.S. saw increases in the number of premature deaths over the past decade — even as most large urban counties saw regular improvements in their premature death rates.

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Just when you thought Obamacare was past legal challenges.

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But more Americans support so-called liberal policies for changing the nation’s health-care system than favor conservative options.

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Very few uninsured Americans — the most sought-after customers by Obamacare advocates — know the date of the deadline for signing up for health coverage for 2016, according to a survey released Thursday.

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When he learned he was under criminal investigation by the FBI, Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli could have kept a low profile and gone to the Caribbean. Instead, he went on CNBC — and kept himself in the media spotlight for months. Shkreli, who was arrested Thursday morning on securities fraud charges, has effectively waved …

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Primary care doctors are the first line of defense in the American health-care system. But a new report suggests that many of them feel they aren’t equipped to handle their most challenging patients. Up to one in four U.S. primary care doctors believe their practices aren’t well prepared to manage care for patients with multiple …

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There may be a big advantage to treating people with personalized medicine — drugs and treatments tailored to an individual’s genetic profile — but improved health outcomes for them will come at a big cost. That’s because it is very costly to screen patients for such tailored treatments and to produce medicine that targets individuals …

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Those little pain pills are causing a whole lot of hurt — particularly for white people. More than half of all Americans say that they have a personal connection to the issue of prescription painkiller abuse — with many saying that someone close to them is addicted to such medication, and many others knowing people …

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A large majority of adults say “$100 a month or less” is the highest monthly premium they can afford to pay for health insurance in 2016, according to a survey released Wednesday.

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One-third of Americans who regularly take prescription medication are seeing price hikes this year—$40 extra for an order of those drugs, on average—and are reacting by cutting back on going to the movies, eating out or buying groceries.