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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

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

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

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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

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

House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices

WASHINGTON -- A group of House Democrats is organizing an effort that could slow down an Obama administration ... amid rising congressional and regulatory interest in high drug prices," noting that ... read more

Congress eyes FDA and drug compounders

One exception: Current law allows compounding of exact copies of approved drugs if there's a shortage of the product ... Others maintain the real problem is that with shrunken congressional staffs, ... read more

Labor Department Analysis Questions Driver Shortage

In other words, from a big-picture economic standpoint, they say if driver wages go up enough, there should be no driver shortage. They do, however, note that the problem ... is that the 'price ... read more

Pharma companies fight behind-the-scenes wars over generic drugs

After a period of time, though, generic competitors are supposed to be able to enter the market and bring down prices through competition. But they are often blocked by the makers of brand-name drugs ... read more

The Health 202: The Trump administration is planning its next move on drug prices

A bigger way the administration could move the lever on drug prices is through Medicare Part D — the prescription drug program Congress created in 2003 ... price-setting — is unlikely to appear in the ... 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

Trump officials ratchet up drug pricing fight

with the proposal attracting some bipartisan support in Congress. ADVERTISEMENT Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar says research shows giving the public more information about drug ... read more

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