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Senate advances drug pricing bill, setting up September vote

Dive Brief: Legislation limiting drug price increases in Medicare will face a full Senate debate in September after the Finance Committee approved it on a mixed vote Thursday. The bill could see some modification before then to incorporate additional proposals, potentially including a ban on rebates to payers. In addition, House Democrats are working on… Read More »

Preferred Pharmacy Networks: How Do They Impact Drug Costs? – Knowledge@Wharton

Health care is one of the most pressing issues in the 2020 presidential race, and most of the Democratic presidential candidates are supporting an expansion of coverage through what’s being called Medicare for All or a public option system. An overall fix for the out-of-control costs of health care is tough to craft and implement,… Read More »

Insys, the Opioid Drug Maker, to Pay $225 Million to Settle Fraud Charges

The opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to pay $ 225 million to settle federal criminal and civil charges that it illegally marketed a highly addictive fentanyl painkiller to doctors, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. As part of the deal, a subsidiary of Insys will plead guilty to five counts of mail fraud and the company… Read More »

Drug Prices Will Soon Appear in Many TV Ads

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration for the first time will require pharmaceutical companies to include the price of prescription drugs in television advertisements if the cost exceeds $ 35 per month. The move, announced on Wednesday by Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, is the most visible action the administration has… Read More »