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Maryland, Massachusetts statehouses press drug-pricing bills as feds founder | FiercePharma

Maryland, Massachusetts statehouses press drug-pricing bills as feds founder | FiercePharma

As drug-pricing proposals proliferate at the federal level, states are taking their own steps to rein in sticker prices. That fight hasn’t been easy, what with the pharma industry’s lobbying power. But it’s not impossible, either. Consider the basket of bills under consideration in Massachusetts. The state legislature’s Joint Committee on Health Care Financing heard testimony on the skyrocketing […]

Despite pharma’s best efforts, Maryland advances major drug pricing bill | STAT

Despite pharma’s best efforts, Maryland advances major drug pricing bill | STAT

NNAPOLIS, Md. — The drug industry has long been seen as invincible in this small state capital, where last year it retained more than 100 lobbyists: two for every state senator, plus a dozen to spare. So drug pricing advocates considered it nothing short of a triumph this past Monday when, with an hour remaining […]

Potential Pricing of Peanut Allergy Treatments Too High, Report Says | BioSpace

Potential Pricing of Peanut Allergy Treatments Too High, Report Says | BioSpace

With the ever-rising concerns over the costs of various prescription medications, a report from consumer pharmaceutical watchdog group Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) released a report questioning the potential pricing of two yet-to-be-approved peanut allergy treatments. In March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted the Biologics License Application of Aimmune Therapeutics’s lead […]

What can be done about price gouging after a hurricane? | CNS Local Life

What can be done about price gouging after a hurricane? | CNS Local Life

I saw your column on dealing with looting after a hurricane, and my question is: What protections are in place to prevent any price gouging? Auntie’s answer: Anyone making money off other people’s misery is truly reprehensible. I can understand that certain circumstances may make it unavoidable to raise prices after a natural disaster, such […]

An Easter petrol price rise will make motorists cross | Illawarra Mercury

An Easter petrol price rise will make motorists cross | Illawarra Mercury

Petrol prices could be on the way up just in time for the school holidays – but it’s not an attempt at price gouging, according to the NRMA. Peter Khoury from the motoring group said the Sydney market was at at the bottom of the price cycle and expected a sudden overnight surge of as […]

Dr. Matthew Stryker: Who profits from drug price decreases? | Fox News

Dr. Matthew Stryker: Who profits from drug price decreases? | Fox News

According to a new analysis released last month, Americans spent $3.65 trillion dollars on health care in 2018 – more than the entire gross domestic product of Canada. That’s over $11,000 per person, and it reflects a growing affordability crisis that threatens the health of millions of people. The Trump administration has been pushing for […]

Would requiring prices in pharmaceutical ads make drugs cheaper? [Podcast] | MarketPlace

Would requiring prices in pharmaceutical ads make drugs cheaper? [Podcast] | MarketPlace

The Trump administration is expected to finalize a new rule soon that would require drug makers to include list prices in their TV ads for prescription drugs. The idea is that such transparency will lead to more competition and ultimately to lower cost for consumers. One big drug company is already including the list price […]

Colorado’s plan to reduce healthcare costs | Becker’s Hospital Review

Colorado’s plan to reduce healthcare costs | Becker’s Hospital Review

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has unveiled a roadmap to address healthcare affordability, and the plan begins with increasing hospital price transparency, according to the Colorado Times Reporter. The governor created the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care, led by Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera, a four-time cancer survivor, to implement the roadmap. “Gov. Polis […]

Why Prescription Drug Prices Keep Rising – and 3 Ways to Get Them Under Control | The Fiscal Times

Why Prescription Drug Prices Keep Rising – and 3 Ways to Get Them Under Control | The Fiscal Times

Prescription drug prices have been rising at a blistering rate over the last few decades. Between 1980 and 2016, overall spending on prescription drugs rose from about $12 billion to roughly $330 billion, while its share of total health care spending doubled, from 5% to 10%. Although lawmakers have shown renewed interest in addressing the problem, with pharmaceutical […]

WHO Fair Pricing Forum: Watching for Drug Industry Accountability | Health and Human Rights Journal

WHO Fair Pricing Forum: Watching for Drug Industry Accountability | Health and Human Rights Journal

Expensive medicines are a ubiquitous challenge from which no government is immune. Excessive price hikes are an urgent human rights issue with serious ramifications for public health. One such example is that of Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), a breakthrough medicine that can be taken once a day to lower the risk of HIV infection (called […]