PHARMAC has spent tens of millions on OxyContin, blamed for America's opioid crisis

10 July 2019 - PHARMAC has spent tens of millions of dollars funding a painkiller at the centre of the ...

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Pharma lobby nears spending records with drug prices under fire

23 April 2019 - Drug makers, groups disclose first-quarter spending increases. ...

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The impact of pharmaceutical rebates on patients’ drug expenditures

18 March 2019 - The drug-pricing landscape in Canada is complex, with 4 different agencies and each provincial, territorial and federal ...

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CMS updates drug dashboards with prescription drug pricing and spending data

14 March 2019 - Dashboards further the agency’s efforts to increase price transparency throughout the healthcare system and create incentives ...

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Express Scripts saved plans $45 billion on prescription drugs in 2018

6 February 2019 - Expanded access to innovative medications through solutions that improve quality and affordability. ...

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Government should spend money on cancer treatment, not gender reassignment

11 February 2019 - Should the government fund gender reassignment surgeries? ...

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Australian Medical Association warns hospital 'funding crisis' jeopardises patient safety

29 January 2019 - Some $130 billion in Federal Government funding allocated to Australia's public hospitals over four years won't ...

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Big pharma spends record millions on lobbying amid pressure to lower drug prices

23 January 2019 - The lobbying group for the pharmaceutical industry spent about $27.5 million on lobbying activities in 2018, ...

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Pharmaceutical companies spent $34m on patient advocacy groups, research finds

16 January 2019 - Money often spent while companies had drugs ‘under review for public reimbursement’ through PBS. ...

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Here's why many prescription drugs in the US cost so much—and it's not innovation or improvement

14 January 2019 - Americans spend about $1,200 on prescriptions drugs a year, according to the latest figures from the ...

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PBS Expenditure and Prescriptions Report 2017-18

11 January 2019 - The PBS Expenditure and Prescriptions Report 2017-18 is now available. ...

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Surviving niche busters: Main strategies employed by Canadian private insurers facing the arrival of high cost specialty drugs

6 December 2018 - The Canadian patchwork system of prescription drug coverage and the employer sponsored private health benefits group plans ...

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CMS Office of the Actuary releases 2017 national health expenditures

6 December 2018 - Overall national health spending grew at a rate of 3.9% in 2017, almost 1.0 percentage point ...

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NHS to save £1 billion on its medicines bill in 2019

5  December 2018 - The NHS is expected to save around £930 million on its medicines bill across the UK ...

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NHS saves record £300 million by switching to cheaper arthritis drug

26 November 2018 - The NHS is set to save a record £300 million after negotiating deals with five manufacturers ...

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