August 29, 2017

One of the overlooked aspects of the prescription drug price debate is that many children use prescription drugs as well. Almost one fourth of American kids use at least one prescription drug per month. The medicines are used to treat a variety of conditions, including...

August 24, 2017

As we previously observed, on drug prices the Trump administration is tweeting furiously but carrying a very small stick. Meanwhile prescription drug costs continue to rise. In 2014 drug prices increased by 12.4% and in 2015 by 9%, and they have kept going up. American...

August 22, 2017

The Trump administration has criticized rising prescription drug prices, but its actions have not matched its rhetoric. Trump and his advisors have proposed no real plans to curb high drug costs, even though they are affecting millions of Americans. Fortunately state g...

August 22, 2017

The American health care system is famously complex and difficult to describe, but nearly everyone agrees that it needs major reform. One of the most pressing issues is the rising cost of prescription drug prices, which are harming consumers, patients, and businesses,...

August 18, 2017

Patients for Affordable Drugs is a recently formed nonprofit, but it is already making a substantial impact on the debate around drug prices. The group was founded in early 2017 by David Mitchell, who has 40 years of experience working on health care and public health...

August 17, 2017

President Trump assumed office promising to take action to reduce drug prices and ensure that Americans could get access affordable medicines. On the campaign trail, he said drug companies were “getting away with murder.” And this week he criticized Kenneth Frazier, CE...

August 16, 2017

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently announced the formation of a new working group for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The group will focus on modernizing the Hatch-Waxman Act and promoting competition and access to generic drugs, and it will examine many diff...

August 14, 2017

High drug prices are a major problem, and Congress should move quickly to reduce them. In the absence of congressional action, state legislatures have stepped in to fill the gap. In 2017 over 80 bills to reduce drug prices have been introduced in over 30 states, and la...