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Drug Puts A $750,000 ‘Price Tag On Life’

KHN Original

The high cost of Spinraza, a new and promising treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, highlights how the cost-benefit analysis insurers use to make drug coverage decisions plays out in human terms.

More Americans Getting Sick From Making Mistakes With Their Medication

KHN Morning Briefing

Accidentally taking the wrong dose or drug is leading to more “serious medical outcomes,” a study finds. Today’s other public health news headlines cover Alzheimer’s, artificial sweeteners’ role in weight loss, diet and exercise counseling, anorexia, the benefits of dirt, diabetes, belly fat and a bizarre medical case.