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802 Articles Matching "prices"

Express Scripts staking out million dollar gene therapies

Aug 15, 2018 , Reuters
Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs....
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Why Does Spinal Surgery Cost $12,326 At One Hospital And $80,518 At Another In The Same State?

Aug 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A deep dive into prices at Minnesota's hospitals reveals wide disparities in what procedures cost, but leaves more questions than answers in its wake....
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Alnylam Prices First Gene Silencing Drug At $450,000 Per Patient, But Offers Money-Back Guarantee

Aug 11, 2018 , Forbes
This morning, after 16 years and $2.5 billion in investment, the Cambridge, Mass.-based company Alnylam finally turned a 1998 biology breakthrough into a medicine: a drug called Onpattro to treat the destruction of nerves that results from a rare disease thought to afflict about 50,000...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Coming Soon: ‘Long-Term Short-Term’ Plans

Aug 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner talk about the latest Trump administration efforts to address high drug prices, what’s next for short-term health insurance plans and insider trading charges against a New York GOP congressman....
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Fitbit, BCBS team up to discount device prices for members

Aug 09, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Buying a Fitbit is now cheaper for some Blue Cross Blue Shield members, following a deal between the major payer and wearable company.  The deal gives members special rates on Fitbit devices if they purchase through the Blue365 portal. It will also let employers buy Fitbit devices at a bulk or subsidized rate for their employees. According to the insurer, 60 million members are eligible for the program, which includes trackers and...
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Drugmaker Novo Nordisk sales disappoint, sees lower 2019 U.S. prices

Aug 09, 2018 , Reuters
Shares in Novo Nordisk fell on Wednesday after sales of some of its key drugs in the second quarter fell short of expectations and it said prices in the key U.S. market would be lower next year....
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U.S. doctor's group opposes merger of CVS and Aetna

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
The American Medical Association urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to stop CVS Health Corp's plan to buy insurance provider Aetna, saying the deal could result in higher prices for prescription...
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American Medical Association opposes merger of CVS and Aetna

Aug 09, 2018 , Reuters
The American Medical Association, which represents U.S. physicians, urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to stop CVS Health Corp's plan to buy insurance provider Aetna Inc, saying the deal could result in higher prices for prescription medicines....
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Talking About High Drug Prices Could Be Political Gold For Democrats — But They’ve Yet To Gel Around A Plan

Aug 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical...
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AMA warns CVS-Aetna merger will raise drug plan, PBM prices

Aug 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
An American Medical Association analysis determined the CVS-Aetna merger would substantially weaken competition and raise prices for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and pharmacy benefit management...
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U.S. to boost drug price negotiation in Medicare Advantage health plans

Aug 08, 2018 , Reuters
The Trump administration said on Tuesday it would give Medicare Advantage health plans for the elderly new tools to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices....
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Trump administration opens up more drugs covered by Medicare to price negotiations

Aug 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow Medicare Advantage plans to negotiate prices of medicines covered under Medicare Part B, which covers drugs typically administered by a...
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Trump says will make announcement next week on reducing drug prices

Aug 08, 2018 , Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration would make an announcement next week on reducing drug prices, but he did not offer specifics....
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Changes To Drug Prices: Gestures And Real Policy Shifts

Aug 08, 2018 , Forbes
One-off drug price freezes are positive gestures with little overall impact. On the other hand, certain policy proposals outlined in the HHS Blueprint may produce structural...
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Medicare Advantage change may lower Part B drug prices

Aug 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS is waiving an Obama-era guidance that prohibited Medicare Advantage plans from imposing prior authorization requirements on Part B...
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Now that taxes aren’t such a big worry, here’s what’s keeping investors up at night

Aug 03, 2018 , CNBC Health
Out with tax rates and in with inflation. Odds are you've become aware of how rising prices will eat away at your purchasing...
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Other countries are getting a 'free ride' on prescription drug prices, says former pharma exec

Jul 28, 2018 , CNBC Health
Former pharmaceutical exec Fred Hassan says foreign countries are getting a "free ride" with cheaper prescription drug...
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As Amazon Lurks, Walgreens Launches Digital Marketplace Listing Providers And Prices

Jul 27, 2018 , Forbes
Walgreens is launching a new digital marketplace to connect mobile visitors to drugstores, doctors and health clinics in communities across the...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Congress And Health Care. Again.

Jul 27, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner talk about the new push on health legislation by Republicans in the House, as well as developments on Medicaid work requirements, drug prices and the fate of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists offer their favorite health stories...
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AstraZeneca joins U.S. drug price freeze for rest of 2018

Jul 27, 2018 , Reuters
AstraZeneca has joined other drugmakers in freezing prices in the United States for the rest of 2018, following criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump over the cost of medicine....
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