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Biden Budget Offers Potential Oversight Tool on 340B Program

The Biden administration's budget includes new enforcement tools for oversight of the 340B program but the details will matter.

June 11, 2021
State Action

CCAGW Urges Gov. Abbott to Veto HB 1919

June 9, 2021 The Honorable Greg Abbott Office of the Governor State Insurance Building 1100 San Jacinto Austin, Texas 78701 Dear Governor Abbott,

June 9, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Canadian Drug Importation Continues to Face Obstacles

HHS asks court to dismiss PhRMA lawsuit on Canadian drug importation, stating they have no standing.

June 2, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Lack of Trust in Public Health Authorities Will Impact Debate on Medicare for All

The U.S. public health system has a trust problem due to their handling of COVID-19.

May 27, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Sen. Rand Paul Grills Dr. Fauci on NIH Grants and Wuhan Institute of Virology

Increased oversight in how federal funding is spent for health research was made very clear in a May 11 Senate HELP hearing.

May 17, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Biden Trips Badly on Intellectual Property in TRIPS

Days after praising World Intellectual Property Day, President Biden agrees to waive US COVID-19 patents.

May 6, 2021
The WasteWatcher

FDA Moves to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration's proposal to ban menthol-flavored tobacco put consumers at risk with illicit products.

April 29, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Beware the Words Investment and Free

When government officials talk about “investment” and “free” programs, taxpayers need to hang onto their wallets.  

April 28, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Pelosi’s Healthcare Nightmare Is Coming Back

Speaker Pelosi's (D-Calif.) 2019 drug pricing bill was introduced again, with all the horribles it had before but more dangerous.

April 23, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Spending Trillions More Is Ahead for Taxpayers

Taxpayers need to buckle up and hang on because even more trillion-dollar spending is ahead.

April 15, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Takes Spending Way Off Track

The American Jobs Act contains hundreds of billions of dollars for non-traditional infrastructure projects.

April 8, 2021
Op-Eds

340B Drug Discount Program Should Be on GAO’s High-Risk List

RCH: Nothing has been done to reform 340B and stop hospitals and for-profit pharmacies from enriching themselves.

April 2, 2021

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