November 29, 2018

As November turns to December, consumer advocates, stakeholders, legislative staff, and legislators are getting ready for the next Congress. They would do well to read this new article by Professor Robin Feldman of UC Hastings, which helps explain why prescription drug...

November 27, 2018

Every antitrust expert knows that monopolies are harmful to consumers, and that in recent years concentration has become a major problem in many industries. In a recent short analysis, David Leonhardt lays out just how dominant large corporations have become in most ec...

November 15, 2018

 

A new, thoroughly researched article by STAT News examines how a couple of drug companies raised prices for their best-selling arthritic treatments almost perfectly in sync, and how these price hikes have harmed consumers and forced them to pay exorbitant costs.

In 201...

November 15, 2018

Yesterday morning Roll Call hosted the event "Election Impact: Improving Patient Care Under a New Congress." The most prominent speaker was Representative Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat who represents Illinois's 9th Congressional District and who will be the Chief Deputy W...

November 7, 2018

In yesterday's midterm elections, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in a sweeping victory which was implicitly a rebuke of President Trump. As of this morning, the Democratic Party has at least 220 seats in the House. Republicans lost 27 seats in t...

November 1, 2018

President Trump declared that lowering prescription drug prices was one of his highest priorities. However, his renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) contains protections for brand name drugs and pharmaceutical companies that go way beyond th...

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