Drug Price Wars, Episode VII: The General Assembly Awakens

As with the long delay between epic Star Wars films, our Drug Price Wars series took a small hiatus while...

Drug Price Transparency – A False Panacea

Drug Price Transparency – A False Panacea

There has been a recent bubble of political support for increased transparency into the pricing of pharmaceuticals.  From Senator McCain’s...

Drug Pricing Under the Trump Administration

Drug Pricing Under the Trump Administration

Recently, President Donald Trump met with executives from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) to discuss issues in...

Merck Joins the Once-Daily Hep C Party

Merck Joins the Once-Daily Hep C Party

It was announced this week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially approved Merck’s new once-daily regimen to...

Return of the CEO

Return of the CEO

In the sixth episode of the Drug Price Wars, we get to revisit the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who has...

Drug Price Wars, Episode V: Politicians Strike Back

Drug Price Wars, Episode V: Politicians Strike Back

The galactic pharmacoeconomics battle over the pricing of pharmaceuticals resurfaced recently as both Democrats AND Republicans took shots at the...

Is Pfizer’s CEO being serious?!?

Is Pfizer’s CEO being serious?!?

Pfizer CEO Ian Read’s recent interview with Forbes may have produced one of the craziest lines I’ve ever heard: “I...

Pyrimethamine Price Gouge: Should we be surprised at this point?

Pyrimethamine Price Gouge: Should we be surprised at this point?

Interesting drug pricing news in after Turing Pharmaceuticals recent price increase on Daraprim® (Pyrimethamine) from $13.50/pill to $750/pill (>55-fold increase).[1]...

340B Series (Part 2): Expansion of contract pharmacies & 340B confusion.

340B Series (Part 2): Expansion of contract pharmacies & 340B confusion.

The second part of our 340B story-time series revolves around a small shift in 2010 that has had a major...

340B Series (Part 1): Mandatory drug price discounts are born.

340B Series (Part 1): Mandatory drug price discounts are born.

In 1990, drug manufacturers were required by the new Medicaid Drug Rebate Program to provide discounts on outpatient drugs that...

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