Trump Administration Wants To Cut Drug Prices By Eliminating Middlemen’s Rebates

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar delivers remarks to reporters while participating in a roundtable about health care prices at the White House on Jan. 23. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Trump administration is proposing major changes in how prescription drugs are priced and paid for by Medicare. The effort is designed to cut costs for senior […]

Our divided, dysfunctional government should at least be able to lower drug prices

I went to Walgreens recently to pick up my three-month supply of a prescription I have been using for years. Ho hum. Until I saw what it was going to cost. All of a sudden the price had gone up by more than 20 percent. I paid it, of course, grumbling. But I decided to do […]

Surging drug prices poised to become hot-button issue in 2020 race

The next presidential primary contests are more than a year away. But presumed candidates are already trying to stake a claim to one of health care’s hot-button concerns: surging prescription drug prices. “This is a 2020 thing,” said Dr. Peter Bach, who directs the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center […]