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...

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...

Name that President (Part 2)

Name that President (Part 2)

As you can tell from my last post, I love history.  I’m blown away by the talking heads on TV...

Name that President (Part 1)

Name that President (Part 1)

American politics gets pretty crazy at times.  While partisan debates are interesting at times, I really enjoy diving deeper into...

Politics of Healthcare (Part 3): Dietary Supplements and DSHEA

Politics of Healthcare (Part 3): Dietary Supplements and DSHEA

For the 3rd installment of my “Politics of Healthcare” series we return to the Clinton years and a significant piece...

Politics of Healthcare (Part 2): The Reagan Years

Politics of Healthcare (Part 2): The Reagan Years

President Ronald Reagan, aka: The Gipper, led our country from January 1981- January 1989 and under his leadership our country...

Politics of Healthcare (Part 1): HIPAA of 1996

Politics of Healthcare (Part 1): HIPAA of 1996

While preparing a lecture for our 3rd year students covering significant laws in pharmacy practice, I decided to dive into...

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