Ohio House passes bill aimed to lower patient costs on expensive prescriptions

BY: - March 31, 2022

The Ohio House unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that blocks health insurers from a comparatively stingier accounting practice that requires patients to pay more out of pocket to meet their deductible. To buy expensive drugs, some patients use third parties like charities or manufacturer coupons until they hit their deductibles, at which point insurers pick up […]

As insulin prices soar, some patients ration their doses: ‘You try to make do’

BY: - February 7, 2022

Navigating a lapse between insurers and facing an $1,100 up-front cost he couldn’t afford, Marcus LaCour had no choice but to start rationing out the insulin he had left until his next paycheck came. There’s no good or safe way for diabetics to cut corners taking their insulin, a hormone that regulates their blood sugar. […]

Ohio overdoses increased 7% last year, CDC data says

BY: - July 16, 2020

CDC data indicates drug overdoses in Ohio increased last year, a painful reminder that COVID-19 is just one ongoing public health crisis in the U.S. Provisional data shows 4,280 Ohioans died of drug overdoses in 2019, up 7% from 2018. Nearly 3,500 of the deaths are attributable to opioids. Nationally, drug overdoses hit a record […]