Tag Archives: Drugs

Cystic fibrosis drugs rejected for use by NHS in Scotland

Two “life-changing” cystic fibrosis drugs have been rejected for routine use by the NHS in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) said there were uncertainties about the long-term health benefits of Orkambi and Symkevi in relation to their costs. Manufacturer Vertex and the Scottish government are now working “as a matter of urgency” to find… Read More »

Wondering why health-care costs are so high? Blame it on the drugs – CBS News

The sickest 5% of Americans account for at least 50% of all health-care spending, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study.  Prescription drugs now eat up an astounding 40% of all the health spending among high-cost patients, the study found. The data underscore the importance — and cost — of prescription drugs in treating people… Read More »