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Tag: Drug Prices

BLOG: Amazon PillPack: A solution to price gouging? | Healio

BLOG: Amazon PillPack: A solution to price gouging? | Healio

Cruising along Interstate 77, employing my Google-Fu and doing background research for a patent application (I’m a scientist! Who knew?!), I had an epiphany about how we can address at least some parts of our drug cost crisis. Admittedly this occurred while I was perusing Twitter (SQUIRREL!), but anyway there I was reading @ChrissyFarr’s latest […]

Kamala Harris Takes Aim at ‘Price-Gouging’ Drug Companies | The Fiscal Times

Kamala Harris Takes Aim at ‘Price-Gouging’ Drug Companies | The Fiscal Times

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) rolled out a proposal Tuesday to lower drug prices by cracking down on pharmaceutical firms. The plan is similar to proposals from both fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and President Trump, which would empower the federal government to set reimbursement levels for some drugs. Under Harris’s proposal, […]

Texas now boasts the nation’s strongest laws to shield patients from surprise bills | TribTalk

Texas now boasts the nation’s strongest laws to shield patients from surprise bills | TribTalk

Sweeping legislation that will help protect thousands of Texans from the calamity of surprise bills and price-gouging associated with freestanding emergency rooms (FSERs) was a high point of the 86th Texas Legislative session. With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law some of the strongest patient protection laws in the nation […]

Congress is Trump’s best hope for drug pricing action | Roll Call

Congress is Trump’s best hope for drug pricing action | Roll Call

An upcoming Senate bill is the Trump administration’s best hope for a significant achievement before next year’s election to lower prescription drug prices, but a lot still needs to go right for anything to become law. Despite the overwhelming desire for action, there are still policy gulfs between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, and […]

New Medicare Part D ‘Ski Slope’ shows seniors’ wild drug pricing ride | 46brooklyn Research

New Medicare Part D ‘Ski Slope’ shows seniors’ wild drug pricing ride | 46brooklyn Research

If you’ve read any of our work at 46brooklyn Research, you probably already know that much of our focus has been centered on the study of Medicaid drug pricing data. Why? Simply because it’s readily available at a granular enough level where we can tease out some interesting findings that help demonstrate the complexity and […]

Medicare price lookup tool good model for private market | Fox Business

Medicare price lookup tool good model for private market | Fox Business

A true free market relies on open, fair competition. In order to achieve this, an informed consumer Opens a New Window. is required. They must be fully aware of the choices they have at their disposal and how much they cost Opens a New Window. , so they can properly weigh their options. At that […]

Trump abandons proposal that would have ended certain drug rebates | STAT

Trump abandons proposal that would have ended certain drug rebates | STAT

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday abandoned one of its signature drug-pricing efforts: a ban on many of the rebates that drug companies pay to pharmacy benefit managers under Medicare. A White House spokesman confirmed the news to STAT after it was first reported by Axios. “Based on careful analysis and thorough consideration, the […]

White House Pulls the Plug on Proposed Drug-Rebate Overhaul | Bloomberg

White House Pulls the Plug on Proposed Drug-Rebate Overhaul | Bloomberg

The White House abandoned a push to end rebates paid to middlemen who negotiate drug prices on behalf of health insurers, a move that could turn scrutiny back on how drugmakers themselves set prices. President Donald Trump has made lowering prescription-drug costs a top priority of his administration, and ending rebates was seen as a […]

White House Pulls the Plug on Proposed Drug-Rebate Overhaul | Bloomberg

White House Pulls the Plug on Proposed Drug-Rebate Overhaul | Bloomberg

The White House abandoned a push to end rebates paid to middlemen who negotiate drug prices on behalf of health insurers, a move that could turn scrutiny back on how drugmakers themselves set prices. President Donald Trump has made lowering prescription-drug costs a top priority of his administration, and ending rebates was seen as a […]

Price Controls Best Way to Cut Health Costs, Economists Say | Medpage Today

Price Controls Best Way to Cut Health Costs, Economists Say | Medpage Today

WASHINGTON — Are price controls really the best solution to lower healthcare costs? “I’m a card-carrying economist — my card may be revoked, [but] I’ll just say ‘Yes,’” said Dan Polsky, PhD, professor of health economics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, speaking Monday at an event on U.S. health spending sponsored by the Robert […]