Azar Tries to Calm Concerns Over Proposal's Impact on HIV Drugs
Patient advocates warned the Medicare Part D proposal could undermine efforts to expand treatment for HIV and cancer.
FinanceWalmart, Express Scripts Sign Three-Year Prescription Drug Extension
The retail giant and St. Louis-based insurer announced plans Wednesday to continue their prescription drug contract through 2021.
StrategyPersonalized Medicine: A Potential Game Changer, Someday
There's a lot of talk about the potential for personalized medicine to lower drug costs.
Strategy3 Ways Your Hospital Can Contain Escalating Drug Prices and Shortages
What can hospital executives and clinicians do inside their hospital walls to tackle rising costs and inconsistent supplies?
Government Investigation Finds Flaws In the FDA's Orphan Drug Program
A third of all pharmaceutical spending in the U.S. will be on so-called rare-disease medicines in 2020, leading many to...
FinanceMedicare Plans Could Gain Drug Pricing Leverage Under CMS Proposal
With a nod to commercial payers, the Trump administration proposed giving Medicare Part D plans greater flexibility to exclude certain...
FinanceHHS Hastens Changes to Drug Pricing Program Amid Hospitals' Legal Challenge
After repeatedly delaying implementation of the 340B rule, the Trump administration is proposing to accelerate the timeline by six months.
FinanceTrump Floats International Index to Tamp Down U.S. Drug Costs
The idea, which wouldn't take effect until 2020, calls for the U.S. to pay rates closer to what other countries...
FinanceAfter Stalling for Months, HHS Plans to Accelerate 340B Changes
Hospitals suing over the delayed tweaks to the drug pricing program have asked a judge to force the Trump administration...
InnovationPending Opioid Legislation Opens Doors to Telehealth Innovation
Provisions in the law, which President Trump is expected to sign, would remove certain barriers to telehealth treatment that currently...
StrategyIn The Battle To Control Drug Costs, Old Patent Laws Get New Life
The strategies involve repurposing two obscure and rarely deployed workarounds in patent law. These ideas also are finding traction among...
VA Adding Opioid Antidote To Defibrillator Cabinets For Quicker Overdose Response
The project will expand nationwide in December, as VA hospitals across the country will add naloxone to their AED cabinets.