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Express Scripts 2Q net income climbs as costs fall

Express Scripts says its second-quarter net income more than tripled compared to last year, when costs from the pharmacy benefits manager's acquisition of competitor Medco Health Solutions dented its performance.Full story

HBT: Nah, the A-Rod rhetoric isn’t getting overheated

I mean, all we’re doing, apparently, is calling him a criminal: And not just one of those “it’s illegal to use steroids without a prescription” criminals. We’re comparing him to actual mass-murdering crime lords: Whether he realizes it or not, A-Rod is the Whitey Bulger of baseball, the most wanted Full story

Refilling someone else's prescription

TUCSON - You wouldn't want your most personal health information out there for the world to see. But, that's what happened at a pharmacy drive-thru. Full story

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  More women becoming addicted to painkillers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging health care professionals to cut back on the amount of painkillers they prescribe, particularly to women, as new research has found women are becoming addicted at alarming rates. NBC’s Tom Costello reports and Dr. Nancy Snyderman comments on

  Prescription pain reliever overdose increases 400 percent among women

According to the Centers for Disease Control, opiate pain reliever deaths among women jumped between 1999 and 2010, during which time nearly 48,000 women died from prescription pain killers. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

  Feds: Any woman can buy morning-after pill

After years of legal battles, the federal government will not stop women of any age who wish to purchase emergency contraception without a prescription.

  Robot pharmacist fills patient prescriptions

A hospital in the Netherlands is using a robot to fill medical prescriptions.

  The high cost of prescription drugs

Patients in the U.S. spend more on prescription drugs than any other country in the world, with an estimated $45 billion spent out-of-pocket by Americans last year. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports and Dr. Gail Saltz and CNBC’s Bertha Coombs discuss the cost of our prescription drug dependency.

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