It's what federal authorities are calling the biggest known takedown yet of drug prescribers, which includes 31 doctors charged for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs.
By Dan Sewell, Associated Press
A new rule bans pharmaceutical companies from providing rebates to middlemen and insurers in exchange for choosing their drugs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar also called on Congress to pass a new prescription drug discount plan that would…
Two of the three largest distributors are on pace to exceed their campaign donations from 2016 — a notable increase.
By Lev Facher, STAT
President Trump made reducing drug prices a focus of his campaign, and his administration has taken some steps to do so. But a recent analysis of more than 26,000 U.S. brand name prescription drugs found 96 price hikes for every…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Saturday, Aug. 11, how pharmaceutical middlemen could impact how much you pay for prescription medication, and a look at Charlottesville, Virginia, one year after violence erupted there during a white supremacist rally. Also, should controlled burns…
By Emily Kopp, Sydney Lupkin, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News
The database, called Pre$cription for Power shows that donations to patient advocacy groups tallied for 2015 — the most recent full year in which documents required by the Internal Revenue Service were available — dwarfed the total amount the companies…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, Feb. 11, the White House prepares to release a budget that will reportedly increase spending by nearly $300 billion over the next two years. Also, how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are dealing…
Watch the discussion about what factors have fed the opioid crisis live starting at 11 a.m.
By C. Michael White
The biggest online retailer’s entry into this market may lead to efficiency gains, but the cost would be dear in terms of further severing the link between patients and actual pharmacists.
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