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Under a little-known Medicare rule, people can pay a lower cash price for prescriptions instead of using their insurance. But first, they must ask the pharmacist about that option. "If they bring it up, then we can inform them of those prices," says Nick Newman, a pharmacist and the manager at Essentra Pharmacy in Marengo, OH.

American College of Gastroenterology releases guideline

Drug manufacturers are exploring a growing number of potential alternatives to opioid analgesics and are conducting clinical trials of several drugs designed to have little or no risk of abuse or addiction.

JAPhA study: Patients on medication synchronization programs also more likely to have undetectable viral load

Health experts warn that although there is optimism that the Ebola outbreak in central Africa can still be quickly contained, the fight is already becoming more complex. A new vaccine already in use has raised hopes that the outbreak will be quickly extinguished.

Study sheds light on measures that could reduce misuse

FDA announced Wednesday that OTC oral health products containing benzocaine for the temporary relief of sore gums due to teething in infants and children should no longer be marketed. The agency, warning that the products pose a serious risk to infants and children, is asking companies to stop selling these products for such use.

Congress on Tuesday gave final approval to legislation that would allow patients with serious illnesses to try unproven experimental treatments, sending the measure to President Trump for his expected signature into law. The House passed the same "right-to-try" bill that was approved in August by unanimous consent in the Senate.

Patients in the clinic had a 3.2-point decrease in A1C at 6 months

FDA approved on Monday avatrombopag (Doptelet—AkaRx) tablets for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure.