Trending News Today: Catastrophic Drug Coverage Spikes

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A nonprofit organization called Organize is partnering with Tinder, Funny or Die, Facebook, universities, and hospitals to create apps and social media campaigns to end organ donor shortages, according to Kaiser Health News.This initiative is largely due to the White House expressing a need to increase organ donations and streamline the process of signing up. While people can sign up at the DMV, new partnerships are needed to reach a younger audience.

Catastrophic prescription drug coverage increased 85% from 2013 to 2015 (85%), according to a new report. The report found that hepatitis C drugs Havoni and Sovaldi accounted for $7.5 billion in catastrophic prescription drug costs in 2015, according to ABC News. But, manufacturers claim these figures are not accurate since they do not account for rebates and other discounts.

Researchers found that people who sit for more than 10 hours per day have an 8% increased risk of developing heart disease compared with people who sit for less than 3, The Washington Post reported. Highly sedentary people also have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular disease-related death. It was also found that some sedentary time is not likely to cause heart disease.