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Why do foreign countries pay less than the U.S. for prescription drugs?

by Amy Scott Jul 9, 2019
The answer comes down to one key tactic: negotiation.
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Drug summit looks at ways to prevent overdose deaths

by Susanna Capelouto Apr 23, 2019
President Trump expected to address the summit Wednesday.
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Would requiring prices in pharmaceutical ads make drugs cheaper?

by Andy Uhler Apr 9, 2019
The idea is that transparency would lead to more competition and lower costs. One drug company is already on board.
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Drug shortages continue to affect common meds

by Sasa Woodruff Mar 6, 2019
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage.
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage. 
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The cost of preventing the spread of HIV? Upwards of $1,600 a month

by , and Feb 5, 2019
President Trump is expected to call for an end to HIV transmission by 2030. The drug known as PrEP may be key.
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Kickbacks or a helpful service? Here's why pharma is under fire

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 21, 2018
Drug companies can get creative with doctor incentives, and that can be problematic.
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There's a new generic drugmaker in town, and it doesn't need to turn a profit

by Marielle Segarra Sep 6, 2018
Across the country, hospitals and clinics are dealing with a really difficult problem: Sometimes they can’t get their hands on certain life-saving generic drugs. So one group of large hospital systems, including the Mayo Clinic and Intermountain Healthcare, has come…

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Generic Viagra floods the market. Here’s how Pfizer is reacting

by Dan Gorenstein Jul 13, 2018
Pfizer hopes to run with its “little blue pill” as long as it can. That includes the time-honored strategy of launching its own generic.
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Amazon acquires PillPack as it muscles its way into the health care industry

by Dan Gorenstein Jun 28, 2018
Hear that thud? That’s the sound of Amazon getting into the retail pharmacy business. Today the online retail giant snatched up PillPack, an online pharmacy that presorts prescription drugs and delivers them to your door. Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS…

House passes measure giving terminally ill patients more access to experimental drugs

by Amy Scott May 23, 2018
More patients who are terminally ill will potentially have access to experimental drugs under a measure passed by the House last night. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the so-called “right-to-try” bill. Forty states have already passed similar legislation.…