Congress introduces bill to protect living organ donors

February 15, 2019
Members of the U.S. House and Senate from New York, Washington state and Arkansas have introduced a bill in Congress to require employers to…

Trump’s drug-pricing proposal a step forward, but may not have significant impact

February 6, 2019
The Trump Administration proposed a new rule last week to lower prices of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket costs by encouraging manufacturers to…

Stress of government shutdown may impact children

February 4, 2019
Parental stress caused by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history may affect stress levels of children in the household, a researcher from…

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…

ACR renews warning against step therapy for Part B drugs

January 24, 2019
The American College of Rheumatology has renewed its call of concern over a recent CMS policy allowing Medicare Advantage plans to incorporate step…
In the Journals

Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…

ACR: New Medicare International Pricing Index should be voluntary

December 28, 2018
The American College of Rheumatology on Thursday urged caution regarding CMS’ proposed International Pricing Index, or IPI, model for Medicare…

States promise appeal after ACA ruled unconstitutional

December 17, 2018
Leaders from several states vowed appeals to stave off the consequences to health care after a district judge from Texas ruled that when Congress…

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…