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January 18

Drugmakers Raise Prices Amid Shortages, Recalls

Drugmakers have sharply boosted prices of some older, low-cost prescription medicines amid supply shortages and recalls—in some cases, by threefold an...

January 18

MedPAC Recommends Consolidating Medicare Quality Programs

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on Thursday recommended that Congress pass legislation to consolidate most of Medicare's value-based quality...

January 18

Defining Unjustified Drug Price Hikes

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review is working on a new annual report that will call out specific drugs with big price increases that are “...

January 18

Secretive ‘Rebate Trap’ Keeps Generic Drugs For Diabetes And Other Ills Out Of Reach

Lisa Crook was lucky. She saved $800 last year after her insurance company started covering a new, less expensive insulin called Basaglar that was vir...

January 18

Groups Opposing Medicare Part D talks are Criticized for Failing to Disclose Industry Ties

Earlier this week, the National Osteoporosis Foundation wrote members of Congress on behalf of more than 200 organizations to express concern over eff...

January 17

Patient and Medical Groups Blast Trump Administration Drug Pricing Proposal in New Ad Campaign

A coalition of patient advocacy and medical groups — led by the American Cancer Society’s advocacy arm and joined by the American Medical Association...

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