Category Archives: Prescription Drugs

Drug Companies Need To Do Their Jobs

President Trump emphasized during his State of the Union address his determination to fulfill a campaign promise to lower prescription drug prices. His administration already is making progress:  Food and Drugs Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is leading his agency to dramatically accelerate approval of generic drugs.  Competition in generic drugs – which make up 87% of […]

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More and better information can enhance patient care

With Congress intensely focused on big decisions involving health reform legislation, it’s easy to miss other initiatives that are quietly moving through Congress which could make a major contribution to achieving the goals of health reform One example is a measure offered by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) that would open the lines of communication between […]

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New Taxes Won’t Lower Drug Prices

Prescription drug prices continue to be a hot political issue, with the Trump administration preparing to release an action plan as soon as repeal and replace legislation clears Congress. Mick Mulvaney, who heads the White House budget office and is participating in the talks, floated an idea last week that should quickly be crossed off […]

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