The largest private U.S. hospital chain is rolling out a new protocol prior to surgery. It includes a warning that patients should expect to feel some pain.
'I basically got in a month's supply of potassium iodide and I sold out in 48 hours,' a top U.S. distributor said.
Milton Packer describes the process of consulting for industry.
They cite several reasons, including low public awareness, heavy workloads, fear that they won't be adequately paid and reluctance to treat drug-addicted people.
Federal prosecutors say the retailer offered discounted generic drug prices to cash-paying customers but knowingly failed to disclose those prices when reporting to federal health programs.
A program designed to help poor people afford prescription drugs is being used by hospitals to generate easy profits, according to a Pacific Research Institute report.
Support exists to prevent cuts, but questions remain on how lawmakers plan to achieve that goal.
Tuesday's Senate hearing, the third in a series, comes as Americans across the political spectrum say lowering the price of prescription drugs is a top priority.
Findings from a new study prompted a change at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai.
Merging a pharmaceutical line with a major insurer creates a huge player in the industry but not a monopoly. It also opens the possibility of CVS Health buying hospitals and other outlets.