Trump Administration caves to pharma on Medicare Part D 'protected classes' reform

17 May 2019 - The Trump administration has shelved a proposal that would have stymied egregious price hikes in the ...

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Trump administration backs off Medicare drug pricing rule

16 May 2019 - The Trump administration on Thursday backed off a controversial Medicare drug pricing proposal that would have ...

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Many hospitals charge double or even triple what Medicare would pay

9 May 2019 - The Parkview Health System in Indiana had among the highest overall hospital prices compared to Medicare rates, ...

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Hospitals again defeat Medicare reimbursement drug rate cut

8 May 2019 - The Health and Human Services Department exceeded its statutory authority when it reduced hospitals’ 2019 Medicare ...

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Using external reference pricing in Medicare Part D to reduce drug price differentials with other countries

6 May 2019 - Many countries use external reference pricing to help determine drug prices. However, external reference pricing has received ...

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Should the U.S. save Medicare money by pegging drug prices to what other countries pay?

7 May 2019 - If the U.S. wants a better deal on some medicines, the federal government could try pegging ...

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Esperion announces U.S. FDA acceptance of new drug applications for both bempedoic acid and the bempedoic acid with ezetimibe combination tablet for filing and regulatory review

5 May 2019 - 21 February 2020 PDUFA target date goal for bempedoic acid and 26 February 2020 PDUFA target ...

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FDA approves Kalydeco (ivacaftor) as first and only CFTR modulator to treat eligible infants with CF as early as six months of age

30 April 2019 - Safety data from Phase 3 ARRIVAL study support treatment with Kalydeco in children ages six to <12 ...

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PHARMAC sheds a little more light on procedures in savvy political move

1 May 2019 - Steve Maharey has just secured special status on David Clark's Christmas card list. ...

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Progressive Democrats have a plan to drastically lower drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries

29 April 2019 - Medicare is prohibited by law from doing what every other health insurance company does. It cannot ...

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Medicare proposes boosting payments for CAR-T cancer therapy

24 April 2019 - The U.S. government is proposing to increase payments for innovative CAR-T cancer therapies, the administrator of ...

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Hospitals stand to lose billions under ‘Medicare for all’

21 April 2019 - For a patient’s knee replacement, Medicare will pay a hospital $17,000. The same hospital can get ...

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Medicare aims to expand coverage of cancer care. But is it enough?

13 April 2019 - In a major test case, Medicare is poised to cover a promising but expensive new type ...

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Would ‘Medicare for all’ save billions or cost billions?

10 April 2019 - How much would a “Medicare for all” plan, like the kind being introduced by Senator Bernie ...

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Sanders to roll out updated 'Medicare for all' proposal Wednesday

8 April 2019 - Senator Bernie Sanders  will roll out an updated version of his "Medicare for all" plan Wednesday ...

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