NPR Shots Blog: The relentless rise in brand-name drug prices is getting to become a sad, familiar tune. The retail price of a year’s worth of treatment with the most commonly used brand-name drugs was $1,382 in 2009 2009, up from $1,286 the entire year before. The Wall Street Journal Blog: In the meantime, [m]ore than a quarter of Us citizens who take prescription medications have skipped dosages, split supplements or cut other corners to save lots of money in the last year, according to a new study by Consumer Reports.S. Consumers are cutting back on their use of health-care services, which is likely due to the state of the overall economy but may also reflect a far more lingering pattern as consumers grab a larger %age of their medical costs. This telephone study, of 1 1,154 adults who take at least one prescription drug currently, found that 27 percent ‘failed to comply’ with their prescriptions for some reason during the past calendar year.Each one of these articles had been retracted in March 2015. The type of peer-review fraud committed by Moon, Chen, and third-party agencies can work when journals encourage or allow authors to suggest reviewers for their own submissions. Even though many editors dislike this practice, it is frequently used, for several reasons. One is that in specialized fields, authors may be best qualified to recommend suitable reviewers for the topic and manuscript involved. Another is that it makes life less complicated for editors: finding suitable peer reviewers who are prepared to review regularly can be both tough and time consuming. A third reason could be that journals and publishers are increasingly multinational. During the past, the editor and editorial panel of a journal understood both scientific field it protected and the people working in it, but it’s extremely difficult to be sufficiently well connected when both editors and submissions result from all over the world.