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CAGW to HHS: Say No to State AGs Demands

On Tuesday, state attorneys general from across the country and two U.S. territories demanded that the federal government steal the patent for remdesivir.

Elizabeth Wright August 7, 2020
Agency Comments

CAGW Tells HHS to Reject State AGs Request to Steal Gilead’s Patent

CAGW urges the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to not steal Gilead's patent, which was requested by state attorney generals. 

Frances Floresca August 7, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Executive Order Will Help Improve Telehealth in Rural Areas

The EO will help improve and advance healthcare delivery in the U.S., especially in rural areas.

Elizabeth Wright August 4, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Trump Administration Releases Report on Surprise Billing

HHS has released its 25-page “HHS Secretary’s Report on: Addressing Surprise Medical Billing."

Elizabeth Wright July 30, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Presidential Executive Orders Will Not Lower Drug Costs

On Friday, July 24, President Trump discussed his four Executive Orders that he claims will lower drug costs. They will not.

Elizabeth Wright July 28, 2020
The WasteWatcher

An Ill Thought-out Executive Order on Drug Prices and Drug Benefit Plans

Today the Trump administration released an Executive Order that would turn on its head the pharmaceutical rebate system, a retrospective discount that has been used for decades to keep drug prices low.

Elizabeth Wright July 24, 2020
Press

President’s Executive Orders Will Not Reduce Drug Prices

President Trump's Executive Order would allow importation of drugs from foreign countries. This is a bad idea.

Alexandra Abrams July 24, 2020
The WasteWatcher

How States are Reopening Schools

Many governors have been formulating different plans to reopen schools in the fall.  

Frances Floresca July 24, 2020
Agency Comments

Coalition Urges CMS to Oppose a Significant Regulatory Expansion of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program

Coalitions urges CMS Admin to oppose regulatory expansion of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. 

Frances Floresca July 21, 2020
Agency Comments

CAGW urges White House to Withdraw Proposed EOs regarding Foreign Reference Drug Pricing

CAGW asks the White House Chief of Staff to withdraw any proposed Executive Orders regarding foreign drug pricing. 

Frances Floresca July 20, 2020
The WasteWatcher

The Science Says – Send the Kids Back to School

One of the hottest debates in the country right now is whether children should be going back to school.

Elizabeth Wright July 20, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Executive Orders to Lower Drug Costs?  Not Likely.

For several days, it has been reported that President Trump is writing numerous Executive Orders (EO) to lower drug costs, along with addressing other issues.

Elizabeth Wright July 15, 2020

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