Month: February 2016

Market growth and the price of generic drugs

Had those generic drugs been subject to the same requirement that branded drugs face—where manufacturers pay additional rebates to Medicaid when the price of a drug increases faster than inflation—Medicaid would have pulled in $1.4 billion in rebates for the top 200 generic drugs, according to the report. The OIG produced the report in response […]

Adverse Events that long-term use of esomeprazole

There are a number of potential adverse events that might arise from Nexium use. These include the following: Hip fracture There is some evidence that long-term use of esomeprazole can increase the chances of hip fracture. Proton pump inhibitors can interfere with calcium absorption, potentially weakening bones. Their use may also impact on normal bone […]