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Drug Prices

Trump Demands Lower Prices In Meeting With Top Drugmakers

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on the pharmaceutical industry to boost U.S. production and lower prices, while also vowing to speed up ...

What Happens To Drug Prices In A Trump Admnistration

Diane Archer | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Diane Archer

Since Congress does not intend to replace the ACA with equally robust insurance, many people will no longer be able to afford the drugs they need. So, what happens to the price of drugs in a Trump administration?

Pharmaceutical Executives Are Worried About The Trump Administration

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.02.2016 | Healthy Living

By Ransdell Pierson and Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top executives from large U.S. drugmakers on Thursday discussed for the first time possible ...

Even The Military Is Sick Of EpiPen's Price Hikes

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living

By Caroline Humer and Ruthy Munoz NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Mylan NV’s price hikes on EpiPens have added millions to U.S. Department o...

Hillary Clinton Announces Plan To Address 'Unjustified' Price Hikes On Life-Saving Drugs

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton said on Friday that if elected to the White House she would create an oversight panel to protect U.S. ...

Mylan Offers Discounts On EpiPen After Clinton Criticism

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

Aug 25 (Reuters) - Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket costs of its emergency EpiPen allergy injection for some patients amid ...

U.S. Lawmakers Press Mylan On Sharp EpiPen Price Increases

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Two senior lawmakers on the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Monday pushed for information regarding sharp price increases for EpiPens, drug-fil...

Value-Based Drug Pricing: Watch Out For Side Effects

David Blumenthal | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
David Blumenthal

When I hear discussions of value-based pricing of drugs, I am reminded of one of my most satisfying professional memories: treating patients with pneu...

Drugmakers Give Big Money To Docs, Get Higher Drug Prices, More Opioids

Jamie Court | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Jamie Court

If you wonder why doctors are not mobilizing against the opioid epidemic, or the ridiculously high price of prescription drugs, just look at this statistic: drug and medical-device makers made payments of more than a quarter of a billion dollars in 2015 to California doctors.

Taxpayers Funded A Lifesaving Drug And Guess What Happened Next

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Our nation pays - by far - the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. As a result of these prices, nearly one in five Americans cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. At what point do we say our tax system, our publicly funded research and our patent system are not serving the public interest?

Priced Out Of Dying In California

Ravi Parikh | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Ravi Parikh

On June 9th, 2016, California became the latest state to allow physician-assisted suicide. For all of the recent debate over legalizing physician-assisted suicide, one point often fails to be mentioned: Americans who choose to take lethal drugs will be unable to afford it.

The Secret Washington Battle Determining Drug Prices

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

Part B drug payment policy. Boring. Obscure. But an ongoing battle over these policies will affect you -- especially what you pay for drugs.

Denying Medicaid Patients Access to Hep C Treatments is Wrong and Illegal

Elizabeth G. Taylor | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth G. Taylor

Drug companies must be held accountable to ensure that treatment is truly accessible to those who need it most. Making a cure available to all is not only the right thing to do, it is necessary to comply with the law, and to prevent the spread of Hepatitis C.

Key Democrat Incensed Over 'Intimidation' For High Drug Prices

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

In late April, Colombian diplomat Andrés Flórez sent two tense letters to leaders in Bogotá. If his government proceeded with plans to lower the pr...

Drug Price Control: How Some Government Programs Do It

David Blumenthal | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
David Blumenthal

Drug pricing is having its moment. Thousand-dollar pills to treat Hepatitis C, eye-popping price hikes for common generics, and surging overall spending on pharmaceuticals have rung alarm bells from coast to coast.

Pharmaceutical Firms Hike Price On Drug Most Commonly Used In Doctor-Assisted Suicide

KQED | Jade Walker | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business

When California’s aid-in-dying law takes effect this June, terminally ill patients who decide to end their lives could be faced with a hefty bill fo...

How to Get a Paper Prescription When e-Prescribing Is Required

Tod Cooperman, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Tod Cooperman, M.D.

Some U.S. states, like New York, now require that most health professionals write prescriptions electronically, without giving you a paper prescription. So are you out of luck if need a paper prescription? Fortunately, not.

Lowering Drug Costs: Something Trump, Clinton and Sanders Have In Common

Tod Cooperman, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
Tod Cooperman, M.D.

What do Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders have in common? They have each declared their support for importation of lower cost medicine...

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

A New App Could Help You Get Cheaper Medicine

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology

Amid an ongoing national debate over high drug prices, Blink Health hopes to drastically reduce what people pay for generic prescription medications. ...

Ghostface Killah Just Went Full Blast On 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Dennis "Ghostface Killah" Coles is officially in a beef with Martin Shkreli, but he's blasting the former pharmaceutical executive...

Pharma Bro Emails Reveal Just How Greedy Drug Companies Can Be

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business

“$1bn here we come.” That was the triumphant message sent by then-Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli, the infamous “Pharma Bro” who jac...

What the Presidential Candidates Get Wrong About Drug Prices

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Advocating government price controls would be a surprising position for a Republican, even one as thin and ungrounded on policy issues as Mr. Trump. But even restricting the proposal to calling for government negotiations is poor policy.

Pharmaceutical Companies Drive the Heroin Epidemic

Alex Lawson | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Alex Lawson

The pharmaceutical industry push for reckless pill popping has had tragic consequences for millions of American families. Many of the patients prescribed OxyContin and similar pills have ended up dependent on and ultimately addicted to the drugs

Holding Drug Companies Accountable for Drug Prices

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

Look at how pharmaceutical companies actually spend their money. Contrary to what they claim, research does not dominate. Rather, more of the money goes toward funding marketing budgets and realizing profits.