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Experts Tell Congress How To Cut Drug Prices

The nation’s most influential science advisory group will tell Congress today that the U.S. pharmaceutical market is not sustainable and needs to change. “Drugs that are not affordable are of little value and drugs that do not exist are of no value,” said Norman Augustine, chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s... Read More »

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The nation’s most influential science advisory group will tell Congress today that the U.S. pharmaceutical market is not sustainable and needs to change. “Drugs that are not affordable are of little value and drugs that do not exist are of no value,” said Norman Augustine, chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s… Read More »

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California Governor Signs Law To Make Drug Pricing More Transparent

California Gov. Jerry Brown defied the drug industry Monday, signing the most comprehensive drug price transparency bill in the nation that will force drug makers to publicly justify big price hikes. “Californians have a right to know why their medical costs are out of control, especially when pharmaceutical profits are soaring,” Brown says. “This measure... Read More »

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California Gov. Jerry Brown defied the drug industry Monday, signing the most comprehensive drug price transparency bill in the nation that will force drug makers to publicly justify big price hikes. “Californians have a right to know why their medical costs are out of control, especially when pharmaceutical profits are soaring,” Brown says. “This measure… Read More »

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How to cover Novartis’ $475K CAR-T drug Kymriah? A ‘new payment model’ is the only way, Express Scripts says

Steve Miller, the chief medical officer of Express Scripts, is one of the loudest voices in the ongoing debate over high drug prices, so it was only a matter of time before he weighed in on Kymriah, Novartis’ $475,000 CAR-T treatment for some patients with leukemia. That time came yesterday, and Miller didn’t mince words... Read More »

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Steve Miller, the chief medical officer of Express Scripts, is one of the loudest voices in the ongoing debate over high drug prices, so it was only a matter of time before he weighed in on Kymriah, Novartis’ $475,000 CAR-T treatment for some patients with leukemia. That time came yesterday, and Miller didn’t mince words… Read More »

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Judge refuses to block Maryland price-gouging law

Opponents of a new law allowing Maryland to challenge generic drug price-gouging lost the first round of a legal battle Friday as a federal judge refused to block the measure. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis turned down a plea by a pharmaceutical industry group to issue an injunction against the law, which takes effect... Read More »

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Opponents of a new law allowing Maryland to challenge generic drug price-gouging lost the first round of a legal battle Friday as a federal judge refused to block the measure. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis turned down a plea by a pharmaceutical industry group to issue an injunction against the law, which takes effect… Read More »

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Doctors’ Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs

New cancer drugs routinely cost $100,000 a year or more, and older cancer drugs are rising in price, too. Now, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has some suggestions for easing patients’ money woes. The proposals include allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, legalizing the importation of drugs, and adopting bundled, or group, payment... Read More »

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New cancer drugs routinely cost $100,000 a year or more, and older cancer drugs are rising in price, too. Now, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has some suggestions for easing patients’ money woes. The proposals include allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, legalizing the importation of drugs, and adopting bundled, or group, payment… Read More »

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