Category Archives: Prescription Drugs

Should Drug Prices Be Capped?

Americans understandably want to pay less for medicines, and they are demanding government action. More than three in four Americans want government to cap what drug companies can charge for certain medicines, according to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Fully 83 percent want the federal government to negotiate prices for drugs for Medicare patients. But […]

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The Folly of Targeting Big Pharma

An unfortunate refrain among Democratic presidential hopefuls is that rapacious pharmaceutical and biotech companies are driving up the cost of essential medications, bankrupting the health-care system, and depriving sick Americans of treatment. Hillary Clintonhas honed her message to a nice sound bite: Drug companies that charge excessively high prices “are making a fortune off of […]

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Congress Should Say No to Cutting Drug Subsidies for Low-Income Seniors

President Barack Obama and congressional appropriators are looking for savings to offset new federal spending programs.  One proposal on the table – drawn from the president’s budget plan – would disproportionately impact low-income seniors who rely on prescription medications for serious medical conditions. The measure, estimated to save $8.9 billion over ten years, would increase […]

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