December 17, 2019

Yesterday, December 16th, a number of consumer groups and unions submitted a letter in support of H.R. 5304, a bill to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and lower drug prices. They urged that the proposal be included in the end of year spending bills and passed...

December 13, 2019

Yesterday, on Thursday, December 12th, the House of Representatives passed HR 3, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill to lower prescription drug prices by giving Medicare the power to negotiate with drug companies.

The bill passed by 230 to 192 along with party lines, with almos...

December 10, 2019

This morning, the Bipartisan Policy Center held a forum called "Examining Pharmaceutical Patent Practices & Their Impact on Drug Prices." Over a two hour session, administrative officials and experts examined patents, exploitation of loopholes by drug companies, and ho...

December 4, 2019

Recently the Massachusetts Senate, spurred by rising drug prices and federal inaction, passed a sweeping bill to reduce prescription drug costs. The vote was 40-0. Among other things, the bill requires the Massachusetts Division of Insurance to license and regulate pha...

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