prescription drugs

Cigna to cap out-of-pocket expenses for insulin

Health insurer Cigna is launching a program that will cap out-of-pocket expenses at $25 for a 30-day supply of insulin, the company said Wednesday. Last year, patients paid an average of $41.50 a month out of pocket, including deductibles, copays or coinsurance, for the lifesaving diabetes

FDA announces recall of another heart medicine

The US Food and Drug Administration is alerting patients of another recall of medicine used to treat high blood pressure, for a potential cancer risk due to contamination. This time, SciGen is recalling certain lots of irbesartan.

FDA concludes examination of Parkinson's drug

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it had not identified any "new or unexpected safety findings" related to a drug used to treat psychosis in Parkinson's patients, though it did find potentially troubling prescribing practices.

The unapproved antidepressant that's poisoning people

From 2014 through 2017, there was an increase in US poison control calls related to the intentional abuse and misuse of tianeptine, an unapproved antidepressant drug, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report on Thursday.

Novartis, Sandoz recall 12 medications over packaging concerns

Twelve medicines have been recalled in the United States by Sandoz Inc. and its affiliate Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., the companies said in a statement Friday, because their blister packaging does not meet US federal requirements for child resistance.

The 5 most expensive drugs in the United States

In January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the pharmaceutical industry of "getting away with murder" with high price increases, and promised to do something about it. He's set to share his plan to do so Friday.