One More Reason Why Addiction Is a Shared Burden

Recent studies show that drug addiction impacts more than one’s social and economic standing. The idea that addiction affects a single person is long gone, but until recently, there hasn’t been much information on the drug industry’s influence over the well-being of our planet.

In fact, through these latest analyses, we are now able to see that drugs, both legal and illegal, are making major changes in our environment.… [Read more]

Tips To Protect Patients From Medical Identity Theft

A high-profile medical identity theft case in Florida finally came to a close on January 24. Michael Ali Bryant pleaded guilty to selling an FBI informant stolen medical records which were supposed to be used to file fraudulent tax returns. The stolen data resulted in over $775,000 in false claims being filed with the IRS, according to the Florida Sun Sentinel.… [Read more]

Obamacare and Drug Costs

Despite a ban on discriminatory health insurance practices against the sick, insurers continue to charge higher rates for treatments required for the management of chronic diseases. The goal here is for insurance companies to offset the cost of such clients, so that they can offer lower monthly premiums to healthy people who will yield a profit and help share the burden of those expensive treatments.… [Read more]

A Misconception of Prescription Medications

In this day and age, many people are very reliant on prescription medications. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Preventions reports that over 47% of Americans are using at least one prescription drug. This is likely because pharmaceutical companies and physicians are constantly pushing these products on consumers. According to USA Today, the amount of money spent on prescription drugs in 2011 was roughly $320 billion; this represents a 3.7% increase from the previous year.… [Read more]