Walgreens to pay $270 million for overbilling prescription drugs, insulin pens

February 14, 2019
With all of the attention currently placed on prescription drug prices, it’s difficult to believe that a major retail distributor of…


Amid new year drug price hikes, Congress calls on manufacturers to justify costs

January 25, 2019
In 2018, after President Donald Trump publicly condemned the pharmaceutical industry for skyrocketing prescription drug prices, several of the…

ACP: CMS ‘Pathway to Success’ is a bumpy one

August 14, 2018
The American College of Physicians said in a press release there were good things and bad things about the new CMS plan known as Pathways to Success…

The expanded access navigator: Helping patients who need potentially life-saving drug treatments

October 31, 2017
by Jonathan P. Jarow, MD You just diagnosed a patient with a serious condition for which there is no FDA-approved drug therapy.

AMA president-elect: Physicians must present ‘unified voice’ when advocating for patients, one another

October 30, 2017
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, will be the first oncologist to lead the AMA when she assumes the association’s presidency next year. AMA members…

Tom Price resigns as HHS secretary

September 29, 2017
Tom Price, MD, today offered his resignation as HHS secretary, according to a statement from the White House. “Secretary of Health and Human…

Georgia health commissioner picked to lead CDC

July 7, 2017
The Trump administration has named Georgia health commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, to be the next CDC director. Fitzgerald, an OB/GYN, has led…


Trump nominates needle exchange advocate for US Surgeon General

June 30, 2017
President Donald J. Trump has nominated Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, who has advocated for needle exchange programs, to be the next U.S. Surgeon…

Breaking News

AADA opposes repeal of indoor tanning tax in Senate health care bill

June 29, 2017
The American Academy of Dermatology Association has issued a statement from its president opposing the repeal of the tax on indoor tanning services…

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017
The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of…

Price has not seen Senate version of health care bill

June 15, 2017
Days before an expected vote, HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, said he has not seen the U.S. Senate bill to overhaul the nation’s health care…

Supreme Court ruling accelerates availability of biosimilars

June 12, 2017
The Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling today that will accelerate the pace at which biosimilars can be made available to the public. The court…

Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost…

Federal budget proposal would deal ‘devastating blow’ to medical research

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would decimate scientific research and innovation while jeopardizing millions of…

House narrowly passes Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare

May 4, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly approved legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system, voting by a slim margin to…

Meeting News

ASAPS to celebrate 50 years of aesthetics at annual meeting

April 19, 2017
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its annual meeting April 28-May 2 in San Diego. Surgical…

NJHA, AARP voice concern ahead of House vote on American Health Care Act

March 24, 2017
COLLINGSWOOD, NJ — New Jersey residents and a panel of health care professionals and advocates voiced their concerns about the fate of the…

Health Law News From Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

More on physicians and antitrust laws

February 2, 2017
From international law firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative…

Pharmaceutical executives meet with Trump to discuss affordability, accessibility of prescription drugs

January 31, 2017
President Donald J. Trump met today with executives from the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies to discuss strategies to increase…

Meeting News

Reider announces Hawaiian Eye speaking retirement

January 15, 2017
KOLOA, Hawaii — After 25 years of attending and presenting at Hawaiian Eye, renowned speaker Alan E. Reider, JD, MPH, announced his…

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