Mylan to Launch Educational Site about Generic Drugs
PITTSBURGH - Though more than 7-in-10 drugs dispensed in the United States today are generics, and the Food and Drug Administration holds generics to the same standards as branded drugs, misgivings among the general public still exist, fed by the occasional media report of patients experiencing bad side effects after taking certain generic drugs.
Individual health insurance not affordable in US
The individual health insurance market is not a viable option for the majority of uninsured adults in US, a new report from The Commonwealth Fund finds.
70% women are uninsured or underinsuredWomen are more likely than men to feel the pinch of rising health costs and eroding health benefits, with about half (52%) of working-age women reporting problems accessing needed care because of costs, compared to 39 percent of men, a new Commonwealth Fund study finds.http://www.healthnewstrack.com/health-news-1341.htmlOver 60% of US bankruptcies due to medical incidentsIn 2007, before the current economic downturn, an American family filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of illness every 90 seconds; three-quarters of them were insured. Over 60% of all bankruptcies in the United States in 2007 were driven by medical incidents.http://www.healthnewstrack.com/health-news-1486.html