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Congress and regulators slow to respond to drug pricing and shortage problem
The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Hospitals, doctors, and their patients are confronting two related drug access problems that should be unimaginable in ... read more
House health care bill puts generic drug industry in bind
This was supposed to be a good week for the makers of low-cost generic drugs, as a bill that is one of their top priorities gets a House floor vote. Instead, the industry finds itself clouded by ... read more
Subsidies and Price Controls Aren't the Answer to Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices
Despite what the president would have you believe, the problem of high drug prices is not one with a simple solution. Subsidies and price controls, options that Trump seems to favor, could slow ... read more
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CONGRESSMAN: Price hikes for drugs are 'like putting a gun to somebody's head'
He has no plans to let Congress ease up on the pressure it's putting on drug ... slow down the rate of price hikes. Once that light goes off, then they regroup and move toward raising them even more. ... read more
Congress is grilling pharma CEOs. Here are 8 ideas for bringing down drug prices.
Americans have said for years that they’re frustrated with the price ... in Congress and the persistent drag of drug costs on so many Americans’ wallets will keep the pressure on lawmakers to propose ... read more
Shortages of key drugs endanger patients
In Congress, legislation has been introduced to address the problem ... prices or buying from unfamiliar suppliers, increasing the risk they may be getting counterfeits. “When it becomes clear that ... read more
How Medicare Price Controls Have Contributed to Drug Shortages
As Congress searches for policy solutions, it is crucial that lawmakers understand the role that government price controls ... Addressing the Problem Experts and policymakers on both sides of the ... read more
Medicare’s Financial Condition Is Getting Worse. Here’s What Trump and Congress Can Do.
The president and Congress are legally required to address the problem ... respond. It is not just a good idea. It is not simply good public policy. It is the law. This article has been corrected to ... read more
Iron curtain of drug pricing will topple the healthcare system
Congress and the public turned their attention to inflated drug prices. Responding to sudden mass protest and media ... as revealed in Senate committee hearings surrounding the drug shortage of common ... read more
The solutions to America's drug cost dilemma (and why they won't happen)
Insurers are protesting that specialty drug costs are forcing them to jack up premiums. State Medicaid directors say spiking pharmacy costs are forcing them to make painful coverage trade-offs. ... read more
Despite Billions in Losses and Clear Financial Dangers, Companies Slow to Respond to Water Risks
“The regulatory landscape around water quality is such that pollution ... A record 2,114 companies responded to the CDP data request last year, up from 175 in 2010. The highest response rates were ... read more
The Health 202: Industry is tussling over drug prices. But it's united on combating Medicare-for-all
The first effort, undertaken by both Congress and ... in January released a regulation that, if finalized, would essentially ban drug makers from paying big rebates to Medicare plans. These rebates ... read more