Publication date: 
Wed., Sep. 19, 2018 4:15pm EDT ·

Nearly 30 Million Americans Now Have Diabetes

About one in seven Americans has diabetes, totaling nearly 30 million people, according to the CDC. The agency noted about 14% of U.S. adults have diabetes, with 10% and 4% representing diagnosed and undiagnosed cases, respectively. The agency noted increasing obesity rates and an aging population are contributing to the rise of diabetes in the U.S. 

Publication date: 
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018 4:00pm EDT ·

No More Secrets: Congress Bans Pharmacist ‘Gag Orders’ On Drug Prices

President Donald Trump is expected to sign two bills Wednesday that ban "gag order" clauses in contracts between pharmacies and insurance companies or PBMs. Ronna Hauser, vice president of payment policy and regulatory affairs at the National Community Pharmacists Association, says many members of her group "say a PBM will call them with a warning if they are telling patients it’s less expensive" without insurance. She says pharmacists could be fined for violating their contracts and even dropped from insurance networks.