US drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined 5.1% in 2018, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Cigna to cap out-of-pocket expenses for insulin

Health insurer Cigna is launching a program that will cap out-of-pocket expenses at $25 for a 30-day supply of insulin, the company said Wednesday. Last year, patients paid an average of $41.50 a month out of pocket, including deductibles, copays or coinsurance, for the lifesaving diabetes

Senator: Big Pharma is 'morally repugnant'

Seven executives of top pharmaceutical companies were grilled before a congressional panel Tuesday about the nation's skyrocketing drug prices, with one senator accusing Big Pharma of blaming everyone but themselves and another saying the execs were "stonewalling" in their answers.

Some Aetna customers will see lower drug prices

Health insurer Aetna announced Tuesday it would pass along to consumers the rebates it receives from drug manufacturers, starting January 1. This will apply to about 3 million customers enrolled in a certain type of job-based insurance coverage.