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Prescription Drug Prices

Drug Pricing Proposals Favor Rhetoric Over Reality

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Prescription drugs costs are a perennial political piñata, and this cycle is no different. Both presidential candidates are hurling rhetoric about "...

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?

Medicare Has A Drug Problem

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2016 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

Medicare Part B has a drug problem. Program spending on prescription drugs has doubled--growing from $11 billion to $22 billion--over the past eight y...

Colombia Fears U.S. May Reject Peace Plan To Protect Pharma Profits

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Colombian Embassy is concerned that lowering the price of a major cancer drug may jeopardize American funding for peace talks in the...

Patients Fear Price-Gouging As Old Drugs Are Replaced By New Ones

The New York Times | Jade Walker | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Fred Kellerman, a retired car salesman from Los Angeles, was bedridden with a rare neuromuscular disease when he started taking a drug in the 1990s at...

Friday Talking Points -- North, To Alaska!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama had some fun this week, and by doing so actually forced the media to tackle a serious subject on his agenda.

Prescription Drugs: When New And Expensive Is Really Just Money For Nothing

David Belk | Posted 04.24.2014 | Fifty
David Belk

How do doctors know if a new drug is really better than the ones already available? This is an important question because new drugs come out every year and if one works better at, say, reducing the chance of a heart attack, then it's probably worth prescribing.

Unraveling the Mystery of Prescription Drug Prices

Doug Hirsch | Posted 05.15.2012 | Money
Doug Hirsch

What's going on here? Well, it turns out that the economics of prescription drugs often defy common sense.

Andrea Stone

Obama Won't Fully Use Power Of Feds To Lower Medicare Drug Prices For Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In laying out his framework to cut the deficit, President Obama appears to have abandoned a campaign promise he reneged on last year in...

Ryan Grim

Doughnuts For Dorgan: Drug Reimportation Killed In Deal That Might Get Cheaper Drugs For Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and the Senate leadership can't whip up the votes necessary to pass a public option or even a Medicare buy-in compromise, but they did...