Tag Archives: Pharma

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 »

WHO, Pharma, Gates and Government: Who’s Calling the Shots?

By Barbara Loe Fisher The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report on January 16, 2019 ranking “vaccine hesitancy” as one of the top “10 Threats to Global Health in 2019,” alongside air pollution and climate change, noncommunicable diseases, global influenza pandemic, antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases such as ebola, dengue fever and HIV.1 Throughout… Read More »

Exclusive: Big Pharma returning to U.S. price hikes in January after pause

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Novartis AG (NOVN.S) and Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) are among nearly 30 drugmakers that have taken steps to raise the U.S. prices of their medicines in January, ending a self-declared halt to increases made by a pharma industry under pressure from the Trump administration, according to documents seen by Reuters. FILE… Read More »