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The Cost of a Cure: Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

April 6th, 2015
in econ_news

Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C — more than 15 times what it spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, previously undisclosed federal data shows. more »

Many People use Drugs – But Here’s Why Most Don’t Become Addicts

January 7th, 2015
in econ_news

Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use an illegal drug in their lifetime and just under 3m people will do so this year in England and Wales alone. Most will suffer no long-term harm. more »

Infographic of the Day: Truth About Painkillers

December 4th, 2014
in econ_news

No matter where you stand on the topic of prescription drugs in recovery, there is no denying the facts. Prescription drug use, particularly of opiates, is on the rise, and the problems that go along with it are growing too. And it’s not just from people… more »

Drugs and Sex Work Boost the Economy

June 4th, 2014
in econ_news

To paraphrase The Wire’s Stringer Bell: “Product, my dear colleagues. Product”. When the putative “CEO” of the Barksdale drug gang was referring to “product”, he possibly wasn’t thinking of the “gross domestic” kind. more »

Infographic of the Day: Sugar Vs Cocaine

January 17th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

Infographic to demonstrate similarities and differences between chemical structure and effects of sugar and cocaine based on human consumption. (click here for larger view)by amylstein. Explore more infographics like this one on the web's larges… more »

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