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Americans overdosing on drugs at new record high

One person died from a drug overdose every five minutes in the United States in 2021, a record level that is up 15% from overdose deaths counted in 2020 and 30% higher than pre-pandemic estimates in 2019.... Read more»

Medicare surprise: Drug plan prices touted during open enrollment can rise within a month

As early as three weeks after Medicare’s drug plan enrollment period ends on Dec. 7, insurance plans can change what they charge for prescription drugs - and they can do it repeatedly, leaving recipients in the dark on their monthly out-of-pocket cost.... Read more»

With overdose deaths surging, advocates on the ground push for over-the-counter naloxone

As overdose deaths nationwide reach all-time highs, increasing access to naloxone is a key part of the Biden administration's overdose prevention strategy - but advocates say the administration has not addressed their greatest barrier to obtaining the lifesaving medication.... Read more»