January 30, 2019

Sixteen months ago the drug company Allergan sold the patent rights for Restasis, its popular prescription eyedrops, to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, so the tribe could fend off challenges by makers of low-cost generic drugs. This month, Allergan doubled down on this s...

January 30, 2019

Yesterday, on January 29th, both houses of Congress focused on rising drug prices, responsibility for this unsustainable situation, and how to lower drug costs. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform held an all day hearing on the actions of drug companies and sky...

January 28, 2019

At Families USA's Health Action Conference 2019, there were a number of excellent panels. But one of the best was a panel on state efforts to lower prescription drug costs and promote access to affordable medicines. While the federal government has been mostly inactive...

January 25, 2019

Skyrocketing prescription drug prices took central stage at Families USA's Health Action Conference 2019. Lawmakers, policy experts, and grassroots advocates spoke about rising drug costs, how they were harming patients, businesses, and our entire health care system, a...

January 18, 2019

The Boston 25 News Channel is conducting a month long, in-depth investigation of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and the role they play in increasing drug prices. Reporter Jim Morcelli found that pharmacies are getting lower payments from the drugs they provide to peo...

January 16, 2019

Yesterday, Representative and new Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Elijah Cummings met with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to discuss bipartisan ways of working together to lower drug prices. The two agreed to work toget...

January 16, 2019

Consumer groups, patient advocacy organizations, employers, health care providers, free market advocates, and others launched a coalition today in a new effort to lower drug prices by exposing how drug companies abuse our patent system to maintain their monopolies, sti...

January 10, 2019

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have a variety of negative impacts on our drug supply chain, and contribute to higher drug prices. But they also have harmful effects on other actors as well. A local newspaper in Maryland recently reported on Surinder Singal, who owns...

January 7, 2019

Medicaid plans are paying wildly varying prices for generic drugs in different states. In some states, such as Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada, and Ohio, a bottle of the generic heartburn drug Nexium costs Medicaid