Diane Archer

Gene therapy can offer a cure, but at what price?

Pharmaceutical companies are coming up with cures for a range of diseases and disabilities, including blindness and hemophilia, but at what price?  Stat News reports that Sparks Therapeutics has a...

Drug coupons drive up overall health costs

Pharma has many tools for generating big profits. Drug coupons, which cover the copay of a high-cost drug, are one such tool. For patients, drug coupons can make extremely high-cost drugs free. But...

Smart tattoos with biosensitive ink

A story in the Harvard Gazette reports that researchers at Harvard and MIT have come up with a new health technology, a wireless smart tattoo that measures dehydration and blood sugar. Tattoo...