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Braun unveils bill to force drug middlemen to pass savings to consumers

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., introduced legislation Tuesday to force insurers that negotiate drug prices to pass savings directly to patients, a measure meant to advance President Trump’s plan for lowering prices. The bill, the Drug Price Transparency Act, would codify a suggested change by Trump’s health chief aimed at lowering prices when patients pick up… Read More »

Pharma CEOs Walk Into a Congressional Hearing to Defend High Drug Prices…

The top executives of seven drugmakers appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why prescription meds are “outrageously expensive,” as Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) put it, especially when compared with the prices of drugs in other countries. The result? Pharma leaders shifted the blame to the insurance industry and pharmacy benefit managers, NPR reports.… Read More »

Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer

A combination of two drugs — one of them an immunotherapy agent — could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, says an investigator from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, reporting results from a phase 3 clinical trial. Patients who received the immunotherapy drug avelumab plus axitinib, a targeted agent, had a… Read More »