Drug Pricing

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The FDA Needs Reform – Biden’s Nominee Is Not the Person to Do It

When President Joe Biden nominated former Obama-era Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf to return to his old post, he made what was widely seen as a safe, if uninspired, choice. He easily sailed through a Dec. 14 Senate committee hearing to vet him. “[Califf] gushed about his love of high-quality …

Drug Prices

NEW STUDY: Creating Two-Part Drug Pricing System Would Ensure Prices More Accurately Reflect How Patients

Establishing a two-part drug pricing system quantifying separate values for a drug’s innovation and production would create an efficient market and a more accurate reflection of how patients value a drug compared to those produced by centralized organizations, argues a new report released today by the Center for Medical Economics …

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Build Back Better’s Drug Reforms Make American Health Care Worse

Last week, President Joe Biden emphasized the importance of the drug pricing proposals in the Democrats’ roughly $2 trillion Build Back Better spending package. “I think it’s safe to say that all of us, all of us, whatever our age, wherever we live, we can agree that prescription drugs are outrageously expensive …

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Comprehensive Regulatory Reform From The Bottom Up: The Case Of 340B

Using the ruse of “price negotiation”, the proponents of the Build Back Better legislation are pushing an ill-fated drug price control plan. Patients will bear exceptionally large costs should their idea of government-directed prices become law. These costs will include lower health outcomes due to reduced access to innovative drugs. …

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Inflation, Drug Price Controls, and President Biden’s Build Back Better Program

Inflation is worrying Americans, and for good reason. The latest inflation report, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released on November 10th, showed that prices were 6.2 percent higher in October 2021 compared to October 2020. More troubling, this was the fifth month in a row where the annual growth in …

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Democrats Abandon US Patients to Rescue Drug-Pricing Reform

Just a few days ago, it appeared that Democrats had given up on including prescription drug pricing reforms in their massive spending bill. But not anymore. In an eleventh-hour turn of events, congressional Democrats this week resurrected their long-standing desire to levy government price controls on prescription drugs. If lawmakers successfully deploy their latest …

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Getting the Drug Spending Facts Right

In a typical rant, Senator Sanders claimed in a September 15th press release that “at a time when the drug companies are charging us by far the highest prices in the world, Congress must demand that Medicare negotiate prices with this extremely greedy and powerful industry.” The Senator clearly misunderstands …

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Sally Pipes: Democrats’ Drug Pricing Reforms Aren’t What They Seem

As part of their spending bill, Congressional Democrats are advancing legislation that’ll empower Medicare to “negotiate” drug prices in the program’s Part B and Part D benefits. They insist this policy enjoys broad support among voters. But they’re misleading the public. What Democrats are proposing is in fact a sweeping …

Drug Pricing

NEW BRIEF: Focus Groups Overwhelmingly Disapprove of Government “Negotiated” Drug Pricing

Today, the Pacific Research Institute published an issue brief revealing overwhelming public disapproval for Medicare reforms that Congress is considering as part of its $3.5 trillion spending bill. Click here to read the full issue brief, “Drug Pricing Proposals Threaten America’s Most Vulnerable Patients.” “It’s a relief that Americans oppose …

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Drug Price Controls Inflict Worse Harm Than Even Critics Recognize

It’s no secret that H.R. 3 — the Democrats’ plan to impose price controls on prescription drugs — would have devastating consequences for our healthcare sector. After all, artificially restricting the price of any product invariably leads to shortages, rationing, and a slowdown in both investment and innovation. A new …

Commentary

The FDA Needs Reform – Biden’s Nominee Is Not the Person to Do It

When President Joe Biden nominated former Obama-era Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf to return to his old post, he made what was widely seen as a safe, if uninspired, choice. He easily sailed through a Dec. 14 Senate committee hearing to vet him. “[Califf] gushed about his love of high-quality …

Drug Prices

NEW STUDY: Creating Two-Part Drug Pricing System Would Ensure Prices More Accurately Reflect How Patients

Establishing a two-part drug pricing system quantifying separate values for a drug’s innovation and production would create an efficient market and a more accurate reflection of how patients value a drug compared to those produced by centralized organizations, argues a new report released today by the Center for Medical Economics …

Commentary

Build Back Better’s Drug Reforms Make American Health Care Worse

Last week, President Joe Biden emphasized the importance of the drug pricing proposals in the Democrats’ roughly $2 trillion Build Back Better spending package. “I think it’s safe to say that all of us, all of us, whatever our age, wherever we live, we can agree that prescription drugs are outrageously expensive …

Commentary

Comprehensive Regulatory Reform From The Bottom Up: The Case Of 340B

Using the ruse of “price negotiation”, the proponents of the Build Back Better legislation are pushing an ill-fated drug price control plan. Patients will bear exceptionally large costs should their idea of government-directed prices become law. These costs will include lower health outcomes due to reduced access to innovative drugs. …

Blog

Inflation, Drug Price Controls, and President Biden’s Build Back Better Program

Inflation is worrying Americans, and for good reason. The latest inflation report, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) released on November 10th, showed that prices were 6.2 percent higher in October 2021 compared to October 2020. More troubling, this was the fifth month in a row where the annual growth in …

Commentary

Democrats Abandon US Patients to Rescue Drug-Pricing Reform

Just a few days ago, it appeared that Democrats had given up on including prescription drug pricing reforms in their massive spending bill. But not anymore. In an eleventh-hour turn of events, congressional Democrats this week resurrected their long-standing desire to levy government price controls on prescription drugs. If lawmakers successfully deploy their latest …

Blog

Getting the Drug Spending Facts Right

In a typical rant, Senator Sanders claimed in a September 15th press release that “at a time when the drug companies are charging us by far the highest prices in the world, Congress must demand that Medicare negotiate prices with this extremely greedy and powerful industry.” The Senator clearly misunderstands …

Commentary

Sally Pipes: Democrats’ Drug Pricing Reforms Aren’t What They Seem

As part of their spending bill, Congressional Democrats are advancing legislation that’ll empower Medicare to “negotiate” drug prices in the program’s Part B and Part D benefits. They insist this policy enjoys broad support among voters. But they’re misleading the public. What Democrats are proposing is in fact a sweeping …

Drug Pricing

NEW BRIEF: Focus Groups Overwhelmingly Disapprove of Government “Negotiated” Drug Pricing

Today, the Pacific Research Institute published an issue brief revealing overwhelming public disapproval for Medicare reforms that Congress is considering as part of its $3.5 trillion spending bill. Click here to read the full issue brief, “Drug Pricing Proposals Threaten America’s Most Vulnerable Patients.” “It’s a relief that Americans oppose …

Commentary

Drug Price Controls Inflict Worse Harm Than Even Critics Recognize

It’s no secret that H.R. 3 — the Democrats’ plan to impose price controls on prescription drugs — would have devastating consequences for our healthcare sector. After all, artificially restricting the price of any product invariably leads to shortages, rationing, and a slowdown in both investment and innovation. A new …

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