In this war over statins, how can patients win?

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There is an academic war brewing that could help determine how many millions of statins will be prescribed to try to prevent heart disease... Read more

Medical Mystery: Ike's emergency 'stomach pains'

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Dwight David Eisenhower, our 34th president, had suffered recurrent abdominal distress ever since he was a young Army officer. On June 8,... Read more

Chat: When Mom won't leave home

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We held a chat Friday about the dilemmas of where aging parents should live. Our experts included Jason Karlawish, co-director of the Penn... Read more

Why Obamacare has some Democrats and Republicans trading places

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Polls show that most Americans disparage Congress for its inability to agree on even simple issues. Now Obamacare gives a new meaning to... Read more

Medical Mystery: In TV debate, Nixon looked nervous

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Editor's note: As presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prepare to face off in their first debate this week, Allan B. Schwartz... Read more

A week like any other in pharma

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Consider the following stories about the pharmaceutical industry that emerged in just the past week. Then decide how you would characterize... Read more

Book answers questions about nursing home coverage in Pennsylvania

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Gene Sauers began working at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare on Feb. 17, 1964. The Beatles had appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show... Read more

3 takeaways from a summer of pharma price gouging

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During the summer a lot of media attention has focused on the dramatic price increases of certain medications. Some of those medications... Read more