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1018 Articles Matching "prices"

'Everything is a fight to get medications': How the quest for lower drug prices is hurting children with asthma

Feb 16, 2019 , CNN Health
Debarrin Norman is 15 years old and loves basketball. He plays every day. But over the past two years, his mom, Toya Lacey, has seen him more and more often on the sidelines, wheezing and gasping for air. His current medication is just not doing the trick, she says....
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Turkey's pharmacists struggling to obtain medicines: association

Feb 15, 2019 , Reuters
Turkey's pharmacists are struggling to obtain medicines as suppliers wait for the implementation of a new euro-to-lira exchange rate used in setting drug prices, the Turkish Pharmacists' Association said on Thursday....
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Perspectives: Bitterly Divided Government Hasn’t Prevented Lawmakers From Moving Forward On Drug Prices

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Read recent commentaries about drug-cost...
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Pharma Companies Dramatically Slash List Price For Cholesterol Drug In Rare Move

Feb 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Rival cholesterol drugs Praluent and Repatha struggled as insurance companies and benefit managers made it difficult for patients to get the treatment. Because they were so expensive, even for patients with a genetic disorder that causes super-high cholesterol, insurers rejected the drugs 63 percent of the time. Now, both of their list prices have been cut, a move that could possibly hint at a change in the drug pricing system on the horizon. In other pharmaceutical news, brain cancer drugs,...
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Employer-sponsored healthcare spending reaches record high

Feb 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
People are essentially paying more for the same amount of care. Average utilization across all sectors only grew 0.5% from 2016 to 2017, but spending rose 4.2% led by a 3.6% hike in prices, according to a new...
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Consequences Of Hospital Mergers Go Beyond Higher Prices–Quality Of Care Is Suffering As Well

Feb 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
For many goods, the common thought is that competition leads to lower prices and better quality. But people often think of health care as different — that it somehow shouldn’t be “market based.” Studies, however, prove otherwise....
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Sanofi, Regeneron lower prices for Praluent

Feb 12, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The lower-priced Praluent is expected to be available for pharmacies to order in early March. Read More...
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Hospital Prices Rising Faster Than Physician Fees

Feb 10, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Hospital Prices Rising Much Faster Than Physician...
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Democrats introduce revamped Medicare Part D negotiation bill

Feb 08, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The proposal led by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) would let the government override patents if manufacturers don't play ball on drug prices for Part...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ A ‘Healthy’ State Of The Union

Feb 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Health was a featured player in President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address. The president set goals to bring down prescription drug prices, end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and cure childhood cancer, among other things. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and, for “extra credit,” provide their favorite health policy stories of the week. Rovner also interviews...
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J&J becomes first drugmaker to add prices to television ads

Feb 08, 2019 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday it will start adding the price of its medicines to television commercials by next month, becoming the first drugmaker to heed a call by U.S. President Donald Trump for price transparency of drugs advertised directly to consumers on TV....
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Novartis CEO says U.S. rebate plan will return cash to patients

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
Novartis AG Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said his company's prescription drug prices have been "flat to negative" over the last three years, and directed blame for high costs for U.S. patients on industry middlemen that manage drug benefits....
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At least four pharma CEOs to testify at Senate drug pricing hearing

Feb 07, 2019 , Reuters
Drugmakers Pfizer Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Sanofi SA said on Wednesday that their chief executives plan to testify at a Senate hearing on rising prescription drug prices later this month....
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Trump's State of the Union includes call for reference pricing legislation

Feb 07, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
President Donald Trump's State of the Union address called for legislation to support the HHS proposal to tie Medicare drug prices to average prices paid in other similar countries—a policy congressional Republicans haven't yet committed...
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7 drugmakers invited to potentially hostile hearing on drug prices. Here's what they're saying

Feb 07, 2019 , CNBC Health
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has stopped short of threatening to issue a subpoena to the drugmakers, indicating that participation at the hearing isn't entirely...
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Trump State of the Union includes call for reference pricing legislation

Feb 06, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
President Donald Trump's State of the Union address called for legislation to support the HHS proposal to tie Medicare drug prices to average prices paid in other similar countries—a policy congressional Republicans haven't yet committed...
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Bipartisan group of lawmakers introduces bill to fight high drug prices

Feb 06, 2019 , Reuters
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators re-introduced a bill on Tuesday aimed at helping generic drug companies bring out a cheaper version of pharmaceuticals....
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Trump Wants To Require Drug Makers, Insurers And Hospitals To Disclose Prices

Feb 06, 2019 , Forbes
President Trump called on drug companies, health insurers and hospitals to “disclose real...
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Trump Highlights Health Agenda With Vow To Lower ‘Unfair’ Drug Prices

Feb 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The president laid out a series of goals, including lowering prescription prices, pursuing an end to the HIV epidemic and boosting funding for childhood...
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As Study Shows Hospital Price Growth Is Main Driver Of Health Care Spending, Experts Warn Consolidations Will Make It Worse

Feb 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"What is most worrying to me is that there has been fairly profound consolidation among hospitals and when they gain market power they have the ability to raise prices," said Zack Cooper, the study's co-author. "They have the ability to gain more favorable contractual terms, which allows them to raise prices and resist the new, more sensible payment reforms." In other news from the health industry: artificial hip lawsuits, out-of-pocket costs, insulin pumps and surprise medical bills....
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