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When Will Politicians Learn, Price Controls Do Not Work?

A new bill would create an independent federal agency that would determine and regulate the cost of prescription medications.

Elizabeth Wright November 14, 2019
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President Trump's Great Ideas to Improve Medicare and the Contradictions

His effort to enhance Medicare is commendable.

Elizabeth Wright October 4, 2019
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Importing Foreign Drugs Will Not Lower Drug Costs

This morning, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to review two potential ways to allow “safe” im

Elizabeth Wright July 31, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Is the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act Another Obamacare?

For weeks, there was little information on what would be in the legislation since it was being discussed and written behind closed doors.

Elizabeth Wright July 24, 2019
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Socialist Drug Price Controls Should be Rejected

It has been often said that in Washington, D.C. bad news comes out on a Friday afternoon and today, July 19, 2019, is no exception

Elizabeth Wright July 19, 2019
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Senate Finance Committee Drug Pricing Changes - Market Driven or More Destructive Price Controls?

The healthcare policy community is anxiously waiting to see what kind of pharmaceutical pricing legislation Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will produce for Medicare and Medicaid drug...

Elizabeth Wright July 8, 2019
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House Speaker Pelosi's Bizarre Drug Price Negotiation Plan

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is expected to soon release her long-awaited drug pricing proposal.  According to news reports, the plan is expected to require the Department of Health and Human Ser

Elizabeth Wright June 10, 2019
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U.S. Should Not Import Foreign Price Controls on Drugs

On May 20, 2019, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, spoke before the 72nd World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Org

Elizabeth Wright May 22, 2019
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Higher Taxes on Pharmaceuticals Will Not Solve the Opioid Crisis

It is common knowledge that addiction to opioids and other controlled substances such as fentanyl is a national epidemic that needs to be addressed.  But, the plans being offered by Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz and the state legislature will drive...

Elizabeth Wright April 9, 2019
The WasteWatcher

They’re Baaaaack – The Sequel

In their never-ending quest to run roughshod and exert control over the research-intensive biopharmaceutical industry, socialists in Congress have introduced various price-control bills.  For some reason they continue to think innovative drugs that...

Elizabeth Wright January 11, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Using an International Pricing Index is NOT the Way to Lower Drug Costs

On December 6, John O’Brien, the senior advisor on drug pricing reform to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, published a blog, entitled, “How the IPI Model Would Intro

Elizabeth Wright December 14, 2018
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New HHS Transparency Regulation Mandates Inaccurate Information

The Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers Association (PhRMA), the trade association that represents the nation’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies, announced a new proposal

Elizabeth Wright October 17, 2018

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