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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

Biden’s Prescription Drug Plan Is Nothing More Than Price Controls

The Biden administration’s “Comprehensive Plan for Addressing High Drug Prices,” released last week, paints a vivid picture of the difficulties patients face affording their medicines. “Americans pay too much for prescription drugs,” the report notes. “Many Americans do not take medications as prescribed because of their cost.” How does the administration intend to …

Commentary

Under Dems’ Drug Pricing Plan, Dozens of New Meds Will Never Be Invented

The Congressional Budget Office just released an analysis of House Democrats’ effort to impose price controls on prescription drugs, H.R. 3 — the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The CBO’s chief finding is grim. By drastically limiting pharmaceutical revenue, H.R. 3 would starve scientists of the funding they need …

Commentary

Budget Reconciliation Bill’s Healthcare Provisions Are Disastrous

Last week, House Democrats passed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution that their Senate counterparts approved earlier this month. The resolution is merely a framework, though. Over the coming months, lawmakers will write the actual legislative text of this mammoth spending bill, which could usher in the most radical changes to our healthcare …

Drug Pricing

Watch Wayne Winegarden Discuss Drug Pricing Reform with Scripps National News

Watch Dr. Wayne Winegarden, director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, discuss his recent study showing how a two-part drug pricing system would ensure prices more accurately reflect how patients value drugs with Scripps National News.  The report aired on 60 television stations in 42 markets across the …

Commentary

The Real Vaccine Skeptics Work at the FDA

Demonstrators in 50 cities across the country took the streets last month to demand a government takeover of America’s health system. The Democrats who control Washington are trying to give those activists what they’re asking for, albeit in piecemeal fashion. In recent weeks, they’ve proposed lowering Medicare’s eligibility age and adding dental, vision and hearing benefits …

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Let’s Not Repeat Canada’s Healthcare Mistakes

Demonstrators in 50 cities across the country took the streets last month to demand a government takeover of America’s health system. The Democrats who control Washington are trying to give those activists what they’re asking for, albeit in piecemeal fashion. In recent weeks, they’ve proposed lowering Medicare’s eligibility age and adding dental, vision and hearing benefits …

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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 …

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 …

Commentary

Biden’s Prescription Drug Plan Is Nothing More Than Price Controls

The Biden administration’s “Comprehensive Plan for Addressing High Drug Prices,” released last week, paints a vivid picture of the difficulties patients face affording their medicines. “Americans pay too much for prescription drugs,” the report notes. “Many Americans do not take medications as prescribed because of their cost.” How does the administration intend to …

Commentary

Under Dems’ Drug Pricing Plan, Dozens of New Meds Will Never Be Invented

The Congressional Budget Office just released an analysis of House Democrats’ effort to impose price controls on prescription drugs, H.R. 3 — the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The CBO’s chief finding is grim. By drastically limiting pharmaceutical revenue, H.R. 3 would starve scientists of the funding they need …

Commentary

Budget Reconciliation Bill’s Healthcare Provisions Are Disastrous

Last week, House Democrats passed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution that their Senate counterparts approved earlier this month. The resolution is merely a framework, though. Over the coming months, lawmakers will write the actual legislative text of this mammoth spending bill, which could usher in the most radical changes to our healthcare …

Drug Pricing

Watch Wayne Winegarden Discuss Drug Pricing Reform with Scripps National News

Watch Dr. Wayne Winegarden, director of PRI’s Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, discuss his recent study showing how a two-part drug pricing system would ensure prices more accurately reflect how patients value drugs with Scripps National News.  The report aired on 60 television stations in 42 markets across the …

Commentary

The Real Vaccine Skeptics Work at the FDA

Demonstrators in 50 cities across the country took the streets last month to demand a government takeover of America’s health system. The Democrats who control Washington are trying to give those activists what they’re asking for, albeit in piecemeal fashion. In recent weeks, they’ve proposed lowering Medicare’s eligibility age and adding dental, vision and hearing benefits …

Commentary

Let’s Not Repeat Canada’s Healthcare Mistakes

Demonstrators in 50 cities across the country took the streets last month to demand a government takeover of America’s health system. The Democrats who control Washington are trying to give those activists what they’re asking for, albeit in piecemeal fashion. In recent weeks, they’ve proposed lowering Medicare’s eligibility age and adding dental, vision and hearing benefits …

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