Monica Orbe

Content by Monica Orbe


The average wholesale price of a dose of seasonal flu vaccine is $10. But it costs $24.99, for the vial and the shot, at a local pharmacy like Walgreens. It is likely that it may cost you even more if you get at a doctor's office.

You may think that the drastic increase in prices is a consequence of operating costs and profit margins. Experts however say overheads apart, the health care supply chain also plays a major role in contributing to the increased costs.


Plants at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe rely on the sun and now a visitor shuttle does too.

At a time when not many flowers are left in bloom, the garden is enhancing the ‘green’ environment with a neon green vehicle boasting the distinct look of a bug.