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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.

August 7, 2020
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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.

August 4, 2020
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Trump Administration Releases Report on Surprise Billing

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

July 30, 2020
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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.

July 28, 2020
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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.

July 24, 2020
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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.

July 20, 2020
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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.

July 15, 2020
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The FDA Finally Decides IQOS Is a Harm Reduction Product

Philip Morris Products S.A.’s IQOS Tobacco Heating System can now be marketed as a tobacco harm reduction product.

July 8, 2020
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Cancel Culture Goes After Famed Environmentalist

Michael Shellenberger’s new book, “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All,” explains why most forms of renewable energy are bad for the environment and not practical for the world’s energy needs. 

July 7, 2020
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"Fixing" Healthcare ... Again

This week, House Democrats brought to the floor H.R. 1425, with no bipartisan committee input and no amendments allowed.

July 1, 2020
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Wasteful Spending on 340B Keeps Growing and Growing

One of the many programs whose problems seem to have gotten lost during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the 340B drug safety-net program.

June 26, 2020
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Those Rising COVID-19 Numbers

On June 16, The Wall Street Journal published an opinion by Vice President Michael Pence, "There Isn’t a Coronavirus 'Second Wave.'"  The numbers show he is right.

June 19, 2020

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