Just how bad are drug price increases?

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The magnitude of the problem is astonishing. Although expensive specialty drugs are only 2-3 percent of all prescriptions, they account for... Read more

How much to cut drug prices?

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On August 20, the Kaiser Family Foundation published the latest results from its poll that tracks health care opinions among American consumers... Read more

Proposals to make drug pricing more transparent

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Americans are starting to feel the pinch from high drug prices. In a survey recently reported by Consumer Reports, one-third of Americans said... Read more

Follow Up: Tips to cut your prescription costs

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After an excerpt from last week's post appeared in the Inquirer's Sunday print edition, a number of people called and wrote to ask where they... Read more

7 tips to cut your prescription costs

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Last year the U.S. sustained the biggest increase in prescription drug spending since 2003, according to a report published this spring by... Read more

Pharma stiffs suppliers on invoice payment times: accounting or crime?

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Any supplier of services to the pharmaceutical industry is acutely aware that the drug companies now take far longer to pay invoices. In many... Read more

Pharma distorts the facts to keep Medicare from negotiating drug prices

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In 1967, Richard S. Harris wrote a four-part series for The New Yorker, describing how Medicare came to be enacted. The leading opponent of... Read more

Pharma Weakens FDA Oversight as the Price of Letting Congress Increase NIH Funding

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Last Friday, July 10, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 6 by a vote of 344-77. Pennsylvania Congressmen Barletta, Boyle... Read more