How US-Canada-Mexico trade deal could impact drug prices, research

December 11, 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement keeps drug prices high but could potentially spur new research opportunities, a pharmaceutical expert told…

BLOG: Election results provide mixed message for Medicaid

December 7, 2018
The 2018 mid-term elections provided an opportunity to expand Medicaid programs in several states. The mechanisms for change varied from state to…
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53% of state immunization bills propose to increase access to exemptions

December 6, 2018
More than half of bills proposed by state legislators concerning immunization would expand people’s access to vaccine exemptions, according to…

Trump’s latest drug pricing plan may offer benefits to patients, but faces obstacles

November 26, 2018
The Trump administration’s latest effort to reduce drug prices met with generally positive reviews from policy analysts, who also noted the…

Trump proposes allowing Medicare to base drug costs on prices abroad

October 25, 2018
President Donald Trump on Thursday announced two proposals reshaping how the government pays for drugs under Medicare Part B, including allowing…

Trump administration says it's ending ACA ‘sabotage,’ experts say it comes at great risk to patients

October 11, 2018
The average premium for the second lowest cost silver health insurance plans — the one used to determine final premium tax credits — will…

Doctors say opioid bill ‘great first step,’ more forward-planning needed

October 1, 2018
On Sept. 28, legislation that would likely allocate billions to fight the opioid crisis passed the House, according to a House Energy Committee press…

Past rulings may provide insight on how Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh may impact health care

September 7, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings this week for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The former Supreme Court law clerk and…

ACR calls on Trump administration to reverse Medicare Part D formulary change

August 30, 2018
The American College of Rheumatology is calling on President Donald Trump’s administration and CMS to reverse a new guidance that would allow…

Trump administration reports progress in lowering drug prices, while AMA, AAFP, await word on their proposals

August 22, 2018
President Donald J. Trump’s administration’s plan to lower drug prices — a 44-page document it calls the American Patients First…