drug prices

Oregon Settles With Pfizer -- Again

Oregon has agreed to settle with the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, again over false, misleading or illegal marketing claims or promotions of its drugs.

Congress Bans Pharmacist ‘Gag Orders’ On Drug Prices

Pharmacists have been prevented from telling consumers when the cash price for a drug is lower than the cost through their insurer. But critics say this will not affect the causes of high drug prices.

For years, most pharmacists couldn’t give customers even a clue about an easy way to save money on prescription drugs. But the restraints are coming off.

Nosse and Steiner Hayward Back Mandatory Rebates for High-Cost Drugs

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services would step in if a drug exceeded $10,000 or had cost increases greater than 3.4 percent. State regulators would index a price according to what other countries have negotiated for the drugs. Consumers would also see a cap on costs that they pay out-of-pocket.

Rep. Rob Nosse, D-Portland, touted his aggressive and innovative approach to tackling uncontrolled pharmaceutical costs on Thursday, calling on Oregon to lead where Congress has failed and other state-based reforms have fallen short.

First, Do No Harm

Over the past year, some insurance companies have become increasingly aggressive in exploiting and creating loopholes that would effectively force thousands of chronic disease patients into Medicare prematurely

OPINION -- In recent months, Americans have seen growing evidence of failure within the Affordable Care Act.

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