Personal Health




Eyeglasses

Transforming a Child’s Life With Glasses

While all children should have vision tests early in their school careers, there is no standardized follow-up to assure that those who need corrective lenses get them or have them updated as their visual acuity changes with age.


Medicine

Over-the-Counter Medicines’ Benefits and Dangers

According to the Food and Drug Administration, there are more than 300,000 over-the-counter drug products on the market, a number that continues to grow as an increasing number of medications move from prescription to O.T.C. status.


Pharmaceutical Business

A Prescription for Sticker Shock Caused by Drug Costs

Most companies maintain that drug prices should be be based on research, development and production costs, but Dr. Neumann and Dr. Cohen suggested that drug prices should reflect the value they provide, considering such factors as health benefits and cost-effectiveness.