July 28, 2017

In the very early hours of the morning, the Senate voted against a scaled-back plan to repeal sections of the Affordable Care Act. By a vote of 49-51, the Senate did not pass the bill. All Democratic Senators voted against the plan, and three Republicans--Lisa Murkowsk...

July 28, 2017

Yesterday afternoon the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law held a hearing on antitrust concerns, the FDA’s approval process for generic drugs, and how it impacts access to generic drugs. Both Democrat and Republican members agreed th...

July 24, 2017

Earlier today Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced several new proposals to stop corporate consolidation and reduce prescription drug prices. These proposals go beyond what congressional leaders have endorsed in...

July 21, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration's recent public meeting demonstrated that brand companies are engaging in wide-spread abuse of regulations in order to block access to generic drugs. As Mr. Balto said in his presentation, predation by abuse of government procedure is o...

July 20, 2017

The proposed Senate healthcare bill has failed, but another bad idea has risen to take its place. Recent reports show that the Senate will soon consider just repealing the Affordable Care Act, without have any replacement healthcare bill, and that a vote on this will t...

July 19, 2017

Yesterday, July 18th, the Food and Drug Administration held a very large public meeting at their White Oak campus in Silver Spring to get public input on the Hatch-Waxman amendments and access to generic drugs. Many different individuals and organizations testified tha...

July 12, 2017

This Monday, July 10th, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed a bill to close an important drug price loophole and stop an abusive practice by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) known as clawbacks. The bill allows pharmacists to tell patients about the cheapest ways to...

July 5, 2017

Parts of Louisiana have the worst public health outcomes in the United States. There are two main contributors to this problem: poverty and poor health, leading to high rates of obesity, premature births, and high rates of Hepatitis C, a liver-damaging virus often gott...

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