Image DONA TEMPEST/KHN Why Cheap, Older Drugs That Might Treat COVID Never Get Out Of The Lab A few older drugs show promise as COVID-fighters, but some scientists say the pharmaceutical industry has shown little interest in testing them when it can earn billions from mediocre new ones. Apr 19, 2022 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Oregon Lawmakers Seek To Curtail Soaring Pharmaceutical Prices But they face drug industry opposition as they consider bills to make generic drugs more available, limit out-of-pocket insulin costs and set price limits on expensive drugs. Mar 31, 2021 Premium Image SHUTTERSTOCK Many Health Plans Now Must Cover Full Cost of Expensive HIV Prevention Drugs Starting this month, most people with private insurance will no longer have to decide whether they can afford to protect themselves against HIV. Jan 6, 2021 Image SHUTTERSTOCK The Most Expensive Drug In Oregon Costs $43,000 A Prescription The state released its latest drug transparency data, which shows that Humira, used for rheumatoid arthritis, racked up $81 million in sales over the past year. Nov 20, 2020 Premium Surprise Federal Drug Rule Directs Insurers to Reveal What They Pay for Prescription Drugs Health insurance companies will have to give their customers estimated out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and disclose to the public the negotiated prices they pay for drugs. Nov 19, 2020 Image SHUTTERSTOCK A $200 Debit Card Won’t Do Much for Seniors’ Drug Costs Oct 30, 2020 Image Oregon State Capitol in Salem. | RENAUDE HATSEDAKIS Republicans Reap Top Dollars from PhRMA But Industry Donates To Democrats, Too The pharmaceutical industry has donated nearly $280,000 to state lawmakers and candidates in Oregon since the start of 2019, with five Republicans drawing the biggest sums. Oct 20, 2020 Premium Image Lydia Zuraw/Kaiser Health News illustration Election Gift for Florida? Trump Poised to Approve Drug Imports From Canada Though Florida and five other states -- not in the Northwest -- have passed laws allowing them to seek federal approval to buy drugs from Canada, observers say the proposal is aimed at Florida. Sep 18, 2020 Image SHUTTERSTOCK NIH ‘Very Concerned’ About Serious Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to resume a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a volunteer suffered spinal cord damage as federal health officials launch an investigation. Sep 14, 2020 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Analysis: How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly Given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, a COVID-19 vaccine could be budget breaking, perhaps making it unavailable to many. Jul 8, 2020 Current page 1 Page 2 Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to pharmaceutical industry Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved COVERING MEASURE 110Help us investigate the implementation of Oregon’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act.SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.