National pharmacare cheaper than healing people who can't afford their drugs

17 September 2019 - A national pharmacare program could potentially reduce prescription drug spending by aggregating the buying power of all ...

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Pelosi’s drug plan would let U.S. negotiate prices of 250 medications

19 September 2019 - Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday released her long-awaited plan to curb soaring prices of prescription drugs, ...

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Health insurance that doesn’t cover the bills has flooded the market under Trump

18 September 2019 - The administration’s moves to weaken the Affordable Care Act have taken hold, and companies are cashing in. ...

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Canada decides: Leading parties plan to tackle ways to make medicine affordable

16 September 2019 - Canadian voters will be hearing a lot about a new national prescription drug program to fill a ...

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Big Pharma is abusing patents, and it's hurting Americans

12 September 2019 - The American patent system has, since our nation's founding, served as a cornerstone of innovation. But ...

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We need to make biosimilars easier to get

11 September 2019 - If potential biosimilar manufacturers can’t get their product to market, they won’t proceed with development. ...

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How to correct this big Medicare mistake

10 September 2019 - It's a big mistake to assume that Medicare is the only health insurance you need in ...

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Drug formulary managers' use of step therapy can lead to sub-optimal outcomes

9 September 2019 - Over the past two decades the use of step therapy or edits by health insurers has ...

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Erosion of physician and patient treatment choice continues - Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines raises concerns for patients as British Columbia expands biologics forced switching policy

10 September 2019 - On 5 September, the Government of British Columbia announced that it would be forcibly switching 1,700 patients ...

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Drug prices get Washington’s attention ahead of 2020 election

10 September 2019 - Pelosi, Grassley push legislative measures, while Trump indicates he will issue an executive action. ...

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FDA reiterates the importance of vaccines such as the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine

6 September 2019 - The U.S. continues to experience cases and outbreaks of measles, largely due to unvaccinated or under-vaccinated segments ...

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What is the value of market-wide health care price transparency?

5 September 2019 - A primary driver of high spending in the US health care system, relative to other countries, ...

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Proposals to redesign Medicare Part D — easing the burden of rising drug prices

4 September 2019 - Amid concerns about high drug prices, policy makers are considering options for modifying the Medicare Part D ...

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Manitoba Liberals promise to opt into national Pharmacare program

4 September 2019 - Liberals say Pallister won't sign onto such a program but Tories say they've been trying to get ...

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How moves towards universal health coverage could encourage poor quality drugs: an essay by Elizabeth Pisani

4 September 2019 - Universal health coverage depends on affordable medicines.  ...

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