November 30, 2017

Yesterday morning, November 29th, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held its confirmation hearing on the nomination of Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The previous secretary, Tom Price,...

November 15, 2017

This week President Trump announced his nomination of Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical company executive, to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Mr. Azar is also a lawyer and health care expert who has a thorough knowledge of the federal government an...

November 15, 2017

Earlier this year, North Dakota passed two laws to regulated pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and curb their abuses. The laws were S.B. 2258, which protects pharmacies from hidden charges and clawbacks and prevents PBMs from charging patients co-pays that exceed the co...

November 14, 2017

Yesterday evening Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), one of the Senate's leading champions of reducing prescription drug prices, delivered an important speech on the Senate floor. In this speech, she criticizes President Trump's nomination of Alex Azar to be the next Secret...

November 9, 2017

The citizen petition process is provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to raise legitimate safety concerns about prescription drugs. At its best, it is an outlet for ordinary people to make their voices heard and to point out problems with proposed medicine...

November 7, 2017

 

In a recent segment, John Oliver looked at antitrust enforcement, and specifically at competition in the eyewear industry. He points out that big businesses are getting even bigger, there has been a record amount of corporate consolidation, and this is making products...

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