Health Headlines for Thursday, March 7

Prescription drug prices can vary by thousands of dollars depending on where you buy them

CBS News

The price of the same prescription drug can vary by hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on where you buy it, according to a new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group which surveyed hundreds of pharmacies and found large price differences for identical medications.

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Hospital Group, Union Blame trump tax cuts for Cuomo’s retreat on medicaid Spending

Crain’s

The Greater New York Hospital Association and 1199SEIU aren’t pleased with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s revised budget proposal, which stripped $550 million from state Medicaid spending.

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Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused by Scores of Medical Devices

Kaiser Health News

The Food and Drug administration has let medical device companies file reports of injuries and malfunctions outside a widely scrutinized public database, which leave doctors and medical sleuths in the dark.

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