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Spending On These 10 Drugs Could Cost Taxpayers $50 Billion

A total of 10 breakthrough drugs will drive up government healthcare spending by about $50 billion over the next decade, according to a report released Monday. Pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a lung cancer drug; aflibercept (Eylea), a diabetic retinopathy drug; and daclatasvir, a hepatitis C drug -- these are just three of the 10 "breakthrough drugs" that one healthcare consulting firm, projects will cost taxpayers $49.3 billion over the next 10 years, according to the report, which was commissioned by a health insurer trade group.

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How To Prepare For Health Problems On An Overseas Trip

It’s the worst-case scenario for even the most intrepid traveler: a medical emergency or health crisis in a foreign country. Though many travelers take important steps against infectious disease, including vaccinations, malaria pills and diarrhea remedies, experts say they often overlook other physical dangers...

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Doctors Fact-Check Dr. Oz And The Results Are Not Pretty

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence. If that sounds alarming, consider this: Nearly 4 in 10 of the assertions made on the hit show appear to be made on the basis of no evidence at all.

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Americans, Mostly Women, Spent 12 Billion on Plastic Surgery Last Year

Americans last year spent the largest amount on plastic surgery since the the Great Recession of 2008, according to one report. More than 11 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists and otolaryngologists in the United States, totaling more than $12 billion for the first time since the recession.

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