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Few eligible patients receive prescriptions for weight-loss medications

Few eligible patients receive prescriptions for weight-loss medications 2

(HealthDay)—Few eligible patients receive prescriptions for weight-loss medications, according to a study published online Oct. 11 in Obesity. David R. Saxon, M.D., from the University of Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues examined the prescribing patterns and use of antiobesity medications in 2,248,407 adults eligible for weight-loss medications. The researchers analyzed …

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    Patients eligible for charity care instead get big bills

    Patients eligible for charity care instead get big bills 3

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain When Ashley Pintos went to the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., in 2016, with a sharp pain in her abdomen and no insurance, a representative demanded a $500 deposit before treating her. “She said, ‘Do you have $200?’ I said no,” …

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