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  • ‘Things Are So Much Worse’ – but Does Anyone Care About the Deficit?

    As we told you yesterday , the Congressional Budget Office estimated this week that the deficit for the first 11 months of fiscal 2018 totaled $895 billion, or $222 billion more than it was over the...

  • Consumers are sounding off about the downside of generic drugs

    Pharma CEO: It's a 'Moral Requirement' to Raise Prices

    By Michael Rainey

    Nostrum Laboratories, a small pharmaceutical firm based in Missouri, raised the price of the antibiotic nitrofurantoin from $474.75 to $2,392 a bottle last month. Here is how the CEO, Nirmal Mulye,...

  • Charging Almost $200 for a Bottle of Pills Worth $6

    Bloomberg’s Robert Langreth, David Ingold and Jackie Gu take a fascinatingly detailed look at the “secret drug pricing system” that generates millions of dollars for pharmacy benefit managers,...

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    Deficit Soaring in 2018

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The federal deficit was 32 percent larger in the first 11 months of fiscal year 2018 than it was during the same time period in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office announced Monday. The deficit...

  • The Cost of War Since 9/11

    By Michael Rainey

    The wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have cost the U.S. more than $1.5 trillion, according to Department of Defense data reported by CNCB Monday. The Pentagon report covers war-related operational...

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