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  • Number of the Day: $456 million

    By Michael Rainey

    PhRMA, the lobbying group that represents the pharmaceutical industry, had a banner year in 2017, bringing in $456 million, Axios reported Tuesday. Much of the total, which represents a 69 percent...

  • U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Sanders talks to reporters in New York City

    Bernie Sanders’ New Drug Plan Sounds a Bit Like Trump’s

    By Michael Rainey

    A new proposal from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) would require pharmaceutical companies to reduce prices on some drugs down to levels found in other wealthy countries — or...

  • Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted?

    By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News

    Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn them. A few states, including California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them. But to some insurance brokers and consumers, short-term...

  • Medicare Improper Payments Fall to Lowest Since 2010

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    Improper payments by Medicare in fiscal 2018 dropped to their lowest rate since 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Friday in a report flagged by Modern Healthcare . CMS...

  • FILE PHOTO: The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

    Pfizer Says It Will Raise Prices on 41 Drugs

    When drug giant Pfizer announced in July that it would roll back price hikes on its drugs, it made clear that the change was temporary . Facing intense pressure from President Donald Trump, the...

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