June 28, 2019

Fifteen years ago patients with diabetes would have paid about $175 for a 20-milileter long vial of insulin. Today they have to pay $1,500 for the same amount! Insulin prices are skyrocketing, forcing diabetes patients to choose between basic necessities and the medici...

June 25, 2019

On Friday, June 21st, respected antitrust lawyers David Balto and Andre Barlow submitted a brief opposing the CVS-Aetna merger on behalf of the consumer groups Consumer Action and U.S. PIRG. In the brief, they lay out how the merger will harm consumers, lead to increas...

June 25, 2019

Yesterday, Maine Democratic Governor Janet Mills signed four bills into law aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. This is encouraging news for those working to reduce lower drug costs. One of these bills, LD 1504, is especially significant-it regulates pharmacy b...

June 19, 2019

This morning the Senate Special Committee on Aging held its third hearing on rising prescription drug prices and how to reduce them. The hearing was marked by anger and frustration from the Senators, and a strong determination to take sweeping measures to lower the cos...

June 17, 2019

Rising prescription drug prices are a major problem for Americans to the point where people are forced to choose between their medicines and basic necessities such as food and housing. One of the root causes of this crisis is patent abuse-when drug companies manipulate...

June 13, 2019

The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning a markup of legislation to lower prescription drug prices later this month. In an interview with the Hill, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) confirmed this and said that bills in the Senate Judiciary Committee could be combined wi...

June 13, 2019

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights held its first hearing on vertical consolidation in the healthcare industry, and its effects on competition and consumers. Vertical integration is the combinat...

June 10, 2019

Last week. Judge Richard Leon of the District Court for the District of Columbia held a hearing on the CVS-Aetna merger. During a two day hearing, Leon heard from critics and supporters of the transaction and expressed skepticism about the Department of Justice's appro...

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