Biden administration chooses first 10 drugs for Medicare price negotiations

BY: - August 31, 2023

WASHINGTON — Medicare can now negotiate lower prices for 10 common high-price drugs, cutting out-of-pocket costs for an estimated 9 million seniors and saving taxpayers billions, the Biden administration said Tuesday. Medicare will begin this year to negotiate with the manufacturers of popular medications used to treat blood clots, diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic […]

Pictured are nine boxes of Narcan, which can reverse opioid overdoses

Legalized syringe exchange programs help thousands in Oklahoma

BY: - August 29, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Andrea Haddox has seen too many friends and loved ones overdose or get sick after sharing used needles. Her own past battle with drugs is the driving force behind her nonprofit’s mission to distribute free supplies aimed at reducing harm — like sterile syringes, fentanyl test strips, opioid-reversing agents, condoms, emergency contraception […]