Tag Archives: Billion

19 Billion Disposable Feminine Products End Up In Landfills Every Year

In Australia, more than 660 million disposable feminine products end up in landfills every year. Even worse, in the United States alone, approximately 12 billion pads and 7 billion tampons are discarded each year. These numbers are quite frightening. But how do we begin to solve this problem? There are so many things that need feminine… Read More »

U.S. Hospitals Will Lose $323 Billion in 2020 – Before Accounting for Growing COVID Cases

U.S. health systems are projected to lose $ 323 billion in 2020 due to declining inpatient and outpatient volumes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the “normal” hospital business. Hospitals racked up over $ 200 bn in losses between March and June 2020. according to the American Hospital Association’s report, Hospitals and Health Systems… Read More »

Prescription Drug Pricing Act would save more than $94 billion in the first decade, CBO says

The Prescription Drug Pricing Act, penned by Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and co-sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, is in a weird state of limbo, sitting on the Senate’s legislative calendar for months. But if and when it ever passes, it could stand to save billions. Based on estimates from the Congressional Budget Office, the… Read More »

Treatments for leading cause of blindness generate $0.9 to $3 billion in patient, economic benefit

Wet age-related macular degeneration, or wAMD, is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Breakthrough treatments come with a steep price tag and treatment burden for the patient, but a new study suggests their benefits to patient health and society would top billions of dollars, or more, if adherence could be improved.… Read More »

Drug Giants Close In on a $50 Billion Settlement of Opioid Cases

CLEVELAND — The nation’s three largest drug distributors and two manufacturers have agreed with multiple states on a framework to resolve thousands of opioid cases with a settlement worth nearly $ 50 billion in cash and addiction treatments, according to three people familiar with the negotiations. The agreement would release AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson… Read More »