State of the Union highlights America’s awkward conversation on financing the development of new medicines

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9 February 2023 - Science, medicine, health care, and paying for medicines featured prominently in President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. 

What I found interesting — and symbolic of the health policy dilemma facing the United States — was how these topics were disconnected in the speech.

Early in the speech, the president said, “And we’re finally giving Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices.”

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