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Lawsuit: ‘Broad Conspiracy’ of Drugmakers Inflating Market | Law & Crime

Lawsuit: ‘Broad Conspiracy’ of Drugmakers Inflating Market | Law & Crime

In May, a bloc of Attorneys General from 44 states filed a federal lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries–the largest producer of generic drugs in the world–and 19 others, alleging that drugmakers engaged in “a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices” for more than 100 different generic drugs. Connecticut Attorney General William […]

Price Transparency Won’t Work Unless Patients Give a Hoot | Managed Care magazine

Price Transparency Won’t Work Unless Patients Give a Hoot | Managed Care magazine

Companies that sell computers, cloths, food, or most other items Americans buy are not required by law to post their prices. But many do anyhow because consumers are always out to save money. Except when it comes to health care, argues Scott W. Atlas, MD, in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. All […]

States Call for Transparency From PBMs Following Report About Spread Pricing | BioSpace

States Call for Transparency From PBMs Following Report About Spread Pricing | BioSpace

Days after a Scripps Research study supported the argument that the rebate system controlled in part by Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs) has led to an increase in higher drug prices, some state governments are now moving toward greater regulation of the industry. Massachusetts and some other states are pursuing action to increase oversight of PBMs […]

International Pricing Index for Medicare Part B Drugs | The Incidental Economist

International Pricing Index for Medicare Part B Drugs | The Incidental Economist

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the International Pricing Index (IPI) model as a way of addressing the rising costs of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries. What is it and how would it work? First some background: How is Medicare’s drug coverage currently structured? Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to its […]

Ned Sharpless weighs in on gene therapy pricing debate, suggesting ‘the messaging got lost’ | Endpoints News

Ned Sharpless weighs in on gene therapy pricing debate, suggesting ‘the messaging got lost’ | Endpoints News

PHILADEL­PHIA — You know the drug pric­ing de­bate has reached a new height when the act­ing FDA com­mis­sion­er starts to chime in on a pub­lic fo­rum. In re­sponse to a ques­tion on gene ther­a­pies posed dur­ing a fire­side chat at the an­nu­al BIO con­ven­tion, Ned Sharp­less ac­knowl­edged the im­por­tance of dis­cussing cost — though it […]

How to bring down the high cost of prescription drugs now | missoulian

How to bring down the high cost of prescription drugs now | missoulian

Americans pay the highest brand-name drug prices in the world while drug companies rake in billions. Congress, the administration and Montana state legislators must take action to lower prescription drug prices. In March, AARP launched a nationwide campaign urging federal and state policymakers to “Stop Rx Greed” by cracking down on price-gouging. AARP’s goal is […]

JAMA study: The cost of brand-name prescription drugs doubles every 7 to 8 years | MarketWatch

JAMA study: The cost of brand-name prescription drugs doubles every 7 to 8 years | MarketWatch

The costs of these top-selling drugs saw a median increase of 76% over the six-year period, according to new research published in JAMA Network Open, with the prices of most increasing either once or twice annually. JAMA is the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings suggest that the cost of popular brand-name drugs […]

Texas Lawmakers just passed bills to combat patient confusion and price gouging | My High Plains

Texas Lawmakers just passed bills to combat patient confusion and price gouging | My High Plains

“Texas has more than 200 freestanding ERs. Lawmakers just passed bills to combat patient confusion and price gouging.” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Ten years ago, Texas became the first state […]

A $2.1 Million Drug Price Record Is Made to Be Broken | The Washington Post

A $2.1 Million Drug Price Record Is Made to Be Broken | The Washington Post

The record $2.1 million price tag for Novartis AG’s gene therapy Zolgensma – a one-time treatment for a deadly childhood disease that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday – evokes two very different responses. Critics see out-of-control pricing behavior. Supporters say the sticker-shocked are ignoring the creation of a possible cure for a disease that kills children before their second […]

WHO Adopts Weakened Resolution on Drug Price Transparency | RAPS

WHO Adopts Weakened Resolution on Drug Price Transparency | RAPS

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday adopted a resolution to urge countries to publicly share the net prices of health products and the costs of clinical trials. The resolution, adopted after three weeks of negotiations, also calls on United Nations member countries to better facilitate the public reporting of patent status information and marketing […]