Saturday, December 9, 2023

Tag: drug prices

Massive Reforms for Pharmaceutical System Proposed

The US/Canadian Pharmaceutical Policy Reform Working Group proposes universal drug coverage and ambitious reforms to the pharmaceutical system.

Pharma, Under Attack for Drug Prices, Started an Industry War

FromĀ The Washington Post: In 2017, numerous politicians, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders began to raise questions about the rising costs ofĀ prescription drugs. Under attack,...

Gilead Says Drug Profits Must Stay High to Pay for ‘Innovation’

From theĀ Los Angeles Times: In attempting to justify skyrocketing drug prices, John C. Martin, the executive chairman of Gilead Sciences, claimed that pharmaceutical companies...

How UCLA is Fighting a Proxy Patent Battle in India

FromĀ The Wire: Xtandi, a life-prolonging cancer drug, currently does not have a patent in India, meaning that Indian cancer patients are able to access...

Big Pharma Funds “Independent” Advocacy Groups

FromĀ The Intercept: Several seemingly independent advocacy groups have recently published advertisements opposing newly proposed legislation that would lower drug prices.Ā In fact, theĀ organizations have undisclosed...

ā€œBernie Sanders Attacks the 21st Century Cures Act and Pharmaceutical Industry...

ā€œAt a time when Americans pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, this bill provides absolutely no relief for...

Study 329 Trick, Treat or Treximet

Regulators seem all too happy to license ever more dangerous variations or combinations of older drugs already on the market and causing serious problems. This willingness has offered an opening for financial speculators to make a killing speculating on the likely profits these drugs could yield, and getting out of the game before much happens.

ā€œSanders Seeks Ariad Data on Cancer Drug Price Hikesā€

For STAT, Ed Silverman reports on the former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' ongoing fight against pharmaceutical companies. Sanders sent Ariad Pharmaceuticals Ā aĀ letterĀ  asking for...