Tag: Price Negotiations

McCain and Baldwin to Trump: Hold pharma’s feet to the fire on drug prices | STAT

McCain and Baldwin to Trump: Hold pharma’s feet to the fire on drug prices | STAT

Frustrated by White House efforts to tackle rising drug prices, a pair of U.S. lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to more squarely focus on drug makers — by backing legislation requiring them to justify their pricing and provide a breakdown of expenses before raising prices on some medicines. In a letter to be sent on […]

States tired of waiting for feds to tackle high drug prices | Washington Examiner

States tired of waiting for feds to tackle high drug prices | Washington Examiner

State legislatures are battling against high drug prices, tired of inaction from the federal government. Last year, states passed more than double the number of laws attacking high drug prices than in 2016, and legislatures show no signs of stopping. States approved 14 laws in 2017 targeting high drug prices through price transparency, compared to […]

Bipartisan Support For Drug Transparency Bill Raises Hopes of Passage | The Lund Report

Bipartisan Support For Drug Transparency Bill Raises Hopes of Passage | The Lund Report

A scaled back version of a 2017 bill that sought to cap drug costs will instead follow a route successful in California, requiring drug manufacturers to explain big price increases Chris Gray Rep. Rob Nosse, D-Portland, has found bipartisan, bicameral support for legislation to improve the price transparency for pharmaceuticals, giving momentum to passage that […]

Trump Will Reduce Prescription Drug Prices | Newsmax.com

Trump Will Reduce Prescription Drug Prices | Newsmax.com

President Trump announced during his State of the Union address that one of his greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs. This is a topic that I have written about many times before, but in a limited fashion. Considering President Trump’s specific call to this issue, I thought a more thorough explanation […]

EU southern alliance on drug pricing expands | EURACTIV.com

EU southern alliance on drug pricing expands | EURACTIV.com

Yannis Natsis, Policy Manager at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), hailed the adhesion of Slovenia and Croatia in the group as a promising development. “With Beneluxa, the Valletta Declaration Group etc governments are simply getting organised. It is their response to the ‘divide and rule’ strategy pharmaceutical companies have been pursuing for years and […]

States take on drug prices; Big Pharma takes on states | NBC News

States take on drug prices; Big Pharma takes on states | NBC News

It was expected to be a perfunctory state house meeting — three lobbyists and a legislator discussing a proposal to educate Louisiana doctors about the price of drugs they prescribe. The bill seemed like a no-brainer in a country where even decades-old medicines can cost thousands and consumers are urged to make smart choices in […]

Tester, Daines fight for transparency in drug pricing | American Pharmacists Association

Tester, Daines fight for transparency in drug pricing | American Pharmacists Association

“We have heard from numerous pharmacies in our communities—many of which are rural or medically underserved—that these fees cause so much uncertainty that they do not know if they can continue to serve American families,” wrote Tester and Daines. “This sort of opacity in the real cost of prescription drugs is exactly why Americans are […]

Rising drug prices, changing health care pay models likely to dominate in 2018 | Ionia Sentinel Standard

Rising drug prices, changing health care pay models likely to dominate in 2018 | Ionia Sentinel Standard

Many of the biggest issues in health insurance in 2018 took root last year: Skyrocketing prescription drug prices. Big changes in the way we pay for health care. The fate of the Affordable Care Act. Here is a breakdown of stories that are likely to develop throughout 2018: Drug costs: Prescription drug prices continued surging […]

11 Common Misconceptions Homeowners Believe About Selling Their Property | Forbes

11 Common Misconceptions Homeowners Believe About Selling Their Property | Forbes

2. Early Preparation Is Key Many sellers don’t realize they need to begin the process 60 days in advance of when they want their home on the market. If you are aiming to list in April, begin the process in February. Start by meeting with a few agents to decide who you are most comfortable […]

Ohio House bill seeks to add transparency to drug pricing | Dayton Daily News

Ohio House bill seeks to add transparency to drug pricing | Dayton Daily News

Under current practice, in many cases, pharmacy staff are not allowed to talk in detail to customers about pricing, or reveal the real cost of the medication they’re buying, under threat of losing their contracts with pharmacy benefit managers and insurers. Douglas Anderson is a professor of pharmacy practice at Cedarville University. He said there […]