prescription drugs

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The staffers, several of whom work for reps on the subcommittee overseeing pharmaceuticals, met with executives from drug companies Merck and Genentech. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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While nobody was looking, the House Speaker resolved major end-of-the-year policy deals. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly. Read more


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The Progressive Caucus is threatening to vote down a drug pricing bill important to Nancy Pelosi. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have backed them up. Read more

, Politics

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The deeply detailed proposal cuts health care costs and finds other revenues, saving ordinary Americans $11 trillion in premiums and deductibles. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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A letter from 11 Democrats expresses support for a drug patent provision in the NAFTA update that most of their caucus opposes. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The Progressive Caucus co-chair authored the House Medicare for All bill. She’s frustrated that Democrats are attacking the concept of universal health care for political advantage. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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In this Capitol Forum report, the merger of Roche and Spark Therapeutics, which could squash a cure for hemophilia while allowing Roche’s medication for it to thrive, is poised to be approved. Read more

Economic Policy

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Today on TAP: The weekly roundup, and more fines for misconduct that won’t deter future misconduct Read more


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The outrageous, contrived shortage of one of the most widely used generic cancer drugs, vincristine, reflects multiple policy failures. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Presidents have two powerful sticks that could weaken the pharmaceutical industry’s power to rake in astronomical profits. Read more

Day One Agenda

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Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are discussing an agreement that would lock the world’s second-most-populous country into exclusive prescription drug arrangements. Read more

America and the World

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The bill, H.R. 3, has gotten considerably stronger from its initial concept, but questions remain. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Deferred prosecution agreements in two cases against companies that peddled opioids highlight the need for both personal and corporate accountability. Read more

Economic Policy


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Allowing foreign imports, authorizing Medicare bargaining, or setting prices at what other nations pay—all good options Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The administration’s welcome proposal to break up pharmacy benefit managers Read more

Money, Politics and Power

How pharmacy benefit managers morphed from processors to predators Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Pharmacy robberies have spiked in large part thanks to illegal demand for OxyContin. A look inside the drugmaker's efforts to protect its product and the pharmacists at the front lines. Read more

Law and Justice