My patient, Jeanne (not her real name) was almost embarrassed to mention that her insulin cost $300 for a single vial that lasts about five days. That’s more than $21,000 a year. Did I have any ideas that might help?
Since the American College of Cardiology issued blood-pressure recommendations last November, it’s been a puzzle to decide which threshold to aim for. Cardiologists will say 130/80. Other organizations suggest 150/90 or 140/90.
Pharmaceutical companies have increased costs of some medications to such an extent that citizens are getting prescriptions filled abroad. A vial of insulin that Adam Kozie once bought for about $50, with insurance, now costs more than $140, he
People in chronic pain are some of the most difficult patients to treat. They have complex circumstances that medicine can’t always remedy. Pain can be amplified, by depression and anxiety, genetics and quality of life.
She took one hit of heroin and “ended up dead for a few seconds,” recounted UW Medicine psychiatrist Richard Ries, describing a patient. Years later, though, the woman got married and returned to college.
"Some allergies are more prevalent indoors or outdoors, so that might be a hint as to what you might be allergic to," said Dr. Jay Patel with UW Medicine. "So typically tree, grass and weed pollens affect you when you're outdoors.