AARP and the pharmaceutical industry are running ad campaigns in an attempt to shape eventual legislation.
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.
Lawmakers have been critical of big pharma's pricing structures.
Senior leaders of big pharmaceutical companies are in D.C. Tuesday to testify before a Senate committee.
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.
Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about her new book and the danger of all-or-nothing politics.
While consumer spending grew 1.5 percent last year, drug prices rose dramatically.