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Prescription Drug Prices: Politicians Are All Talk, No Action

Prescription Drug Prices: Politicians Are All Talk, No Action

by Thomas L. Knapp On July 26, 2020, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order under which the US government’s Medicare Part D program would have negotiated lower prescription drug prices based on an “International Price Index.” Implementation of the order was delayed pending counter-proposals from Big Pharma, but the Democratic response was swift. […]

Want Lower Drug Prices? Make the FDA’s Authority Advisory, Not Regulatory

Want Lower Drug Prices? Make the FDA’s Authority Advisory, Not Regulatory

  By Thomas L. Knapp Americans pay more for our prescription drugs than other people do — half again as much as Canadians or Germans, more than twice as much as Greeks or Italians. In recent years, those costs have become a major issue in the political debate over health care. Proposals to address drug […]

Trump Is Following Through On His Pledge To Lower Drug Prices. Here’s The Plan

Trump Is Following Through On His Pledge To Lower Drug Prices. Here’s The Plan

   By STEVE BIRR, Vice Reporter The Trump administration released its blueprint for lowering skyrocketing prescription drug prices Friday, a strategy that has already saved patients nearly $9 billion. President Donald Trump, along with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, outlined their four-pronged approach to making medications more affordable during an afternoon press conference. Their […]

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Drug Prices

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Drug Prices