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The messaging war over drug prices
AARP and the pharmaceutical industry are running ad campaigns in an attempt to shape eventual legislation.
Walgreens has a tough quarter
Pharmacy chain Walgreens reported a 3.8 percent drop in sales for the quarter. The company cited a weak cough, cold and flu season — and declining profits from generic and branded prescription drugs. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Here's why Eli Lilly will sell a generic insulin
Lawmakers have been critical of big pharma's pricing structures.
Pharma executives in the hot seat over drug prices
Senior leaders of big pharmaceutical companies are in D.C. Tuesday to testify before a Senate committee.
Senate to scrutinize hospitals on low-income patient profits and spending
This morning, a Senate committee checks in to see how the cuts to the so-called 340b program, which allows hospitals to buy drugs at a discount, are impacting hospitals and patients. Critics say there’s little evidence that hospitals used the savings to help patients. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Why health care is like a Rubik's Cube
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about her new book and the danger of all-or-nothing politics.
Data shows drug prices spiked seven percent last year
While consumer spending grew 1.5 percent last year, drug prices rose dramatically.