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Of the many policy ideas in the Trump administration’s “blueprint” for lowering drug prices, one that got a significant amount of attention was a proposed requirement to have televised drug advertisements carry the list prices of drugs. Now, one of the largest drugmakers in the country has decided...
A proposal by the Trump administration to address the high prices of drugs by making drugmakers include list price information in direct-to-consumer advertising received renewed attention in Congress this week. But while a recent study indicates that high list prices can indeed diminish interest in a drug, it...
Competition holds 
generic-drug prices at bay
Availability of generic drugs can impact prescription prices dramatically, but supply challenges and questions about profitability may hinder those savings. Source link
House leaders picked their committee chairs last week. Here's a look at who holds the gavel on key healthcare committees and their likely agendas.House Oversight and Reform CommitteeChair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) The panel has already set a hearing on high drug...
As 9,000-plus executives descended on San Francisco last week for the annual festival of finance known as the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, things got intense.The city, famously an expensive place to live, was a pricey place for the gathering. Hotel rooms near...
A patient loads insulin for his routine shot. Amid its efforts to support biosimilars, the Food and Drug Administration is wading into one of the most hot-button segments of the ongoing national debate over drug pricing: insulin. In a statement Tuesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlined a new regulatory pathway...
Despite putting on hold a plan to increase prices on a host of its drugs, Pfizer said it will nevertheless raise prices on more than three dozen in January. In a statement Friday, the New York-based drugmaker said it would increase prices on 41 drugs effective Jan. 15, 2019,...
The Trump administration wants to go further than the pharmaceutical industry in compelling drugmakers to include pricing information in ads, but an expert doubted whether the administration’s plan will yield lower drug prices. However, another expert said it could result in strong enforcement measures. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers...
Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases. Under the new rules, these private Medicare insurance plans could require patients to try cheaper drugs first. If those...
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