October 31, 2017

Over the past decade, prices for lifesaving insulin drugs have skyrocketed. Between 2002 and 2013, the average price of insulin almost tripled, according to the American Diabetes Association. These price hikes are causing immense hardship for patients. But antitrust au...

October 30, 2017

On Friday, many media outlets reported that CVS Health is in talks to buy Aetna for as much as $66 billion. This merger would be a massive consolidation of the healthcare industry, merging one of the largest PBMs in the country with one of America's oldest health...

October 26, 2017

Last year during his presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused drug companies of charging outrageous prices for prescription drugs and "getting away with murder." Soon after he took office, he promised that he would take swift action to bring down the cost of medicin...

October 24, 2017

In the past, we wrote about the drug company Allergan's attempt to evade competition and prolong its monopoly by transferring the patents for its eye drug Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Yesterday a coalition of consumer and health groups sent a letter to the...

October 17, 2017

This morning, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held the second of three hearings on the cost of prescription drugs and how the drug delivery system affects what patients pay for medicines. Senators clashed with health industry executives and...

October 10, 2017

After a long, tough fight with drug companies, consumers in California can rejoice. Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 17, a drug price transparency bill, into law.

In his statement, Brown said there is "real evil when so many people are suffering so m...

October 6, 2017

Healthcare providers, consumer and patient advocates, unions, and insurance companies are all waiting and hoping that California Governor Jerry Brown will sign a drug price transparency bill that will also requires drug companies to justify price hikes. 

Rising drug pri...

October 3, 2017

This morning, the Atlantic Magazine held a forum titled “At What Cost? An Atlantic Forum on Drug Prices.” The event was underwritten by the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) Express Scripts, but it had some useful information. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), one of the cham...

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