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July 10, 2018 | Daily News

HHS might take actions to rein in drug prices not posed in the administration’s blueprint given recent price hikes by drug makers, a top HHS official said Tuesday (July 10).

July 10, 2018 |

HHS might take actions to rein in drug prices not posed in the administration’s blueprint given recent price hikes by drug makers, a top HHS official said Tuesday (July 10).

July 10, 2018 | Daily News

340B Health reported Tuesday (July 10) that a draft bill by Rep. Joe Barton (R) would cut about half of the hospitals that qualify for 340B through their Disproportionate Share Hospital payments from that drug discount program.

July 10, 2018 |

340B Health reported Tuesday (July 10) that a draft bill by Rep. Joe Barton (R) would cut about half of the hospitals that qualify for 340B through their Disproportionate Share Hospital payments from that drug discount program.

July 10, 2018 | Daily News

The Health Resources and Services Administration's 340B Chief Krista Pedley said the agency is internally using a website to verify 340B ceiling prices, and HRSA will make that site public after the ceiling price and penalty rule takes effect.

July 10, 2018 |

The Health Resources and Services Administration's 340B Chief Krista Pedley said the agency is internally using a website to verify 340B ceiling prices, and HRSA will make that site public after the ceiling price and penalty rule takes effect.

July 09, 2018 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Monday (July 9) called for increasing transparency in the 340B program, as well as reducing the gap between what providers pay and how much they are reimbursed for drugs in the discount program.

July 09, 2018 |

HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Monday (July 9) called for increasing transparency in the 340B program, as well as reducing the gap between what providers pay and how much they are reimbursed for drugs in the discount program.

July 09, 2018 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce ranking Democrat Frank Pallone (NJ) on Monday (July 7) requested the committee hold a hearing examining how FDA safety systems are gamed to block generic competition and potential legislative fixes, including the pending Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act.

July 09, 2018 |

House Energy & Commerce ranking Democrat Frank Pallone (NJ) on Monday (July 9) requested the committee hold a hearing examining how FDA safety systems are gamed to block generic competition and potential legislative fixes, including the pending Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act.

July 09, 2018 |

President Donald Trump on Monday (July 9) publicly shamed Pfizer and other drug companies for raising drug prices just weeks after he had told the nation the industry would lower their prices, and tweeted that he would “respond!”

July 06, 2018 | Daily News

While tech companies are uniquely positioned to positively affect public health with regard to the opioid crisis, the industry remains somewhat hesitant to take on the role as content police, one policy expert told Inside Health Policy.

July 06, 2018 | Daily News

Rumors are circulating that HHS Secretary Alex Azar is taking back responsibility from the HHS Inspector General for writing anti-kickback law safe harbor regulations to deal with drug rebates, but an HHS spokesperson said the secretary and the IG have shared that responsibility for a long time and the status quo remains the same.

July 06, 2018 | Daily News

FDA published final guidance on Wednesday (July 3) that sets out classifications and categories for amendments to generic drug applications and how amendment submissions may affect an application's review goal dates.

July 05, 2018 | Daily News

Facebook delivered a 748-page document to House lawmakers describing its current process for taking down flagged content and detailing its efforts to ban certain search terms and more quickly remove inappropriate content, but also said its response to the opioid crisis is a work in progress -- a message that echoes Facebook Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comments during a recent Energy & Commerce Committee hearing.

July 05, 2018 | Daily News

In an agency-wide email and a report sent to Congress, FDA lays out its plans for enhancing its hiring processes to improve recruitment and retention.

July 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office says the Health Resources and Services Administration, due to its weak oversight, can't be sure that 340B providers are following the rules for contract pharmacies, but HRSA disagrees with some of GAO's recommendations for fixing that aspect of the drug discount program, including a recommendation to make providers register every contract with pharmacies.

July 03, 2018 |

The Government Accountability Office says the Health Resources and Services Administration, due to its weak oversight, can't be sure that 340B providers are following the rules for contract pharmacies, but HRSA disagrees with some of GAO's recommendations for fixing that aspect of the drug discount program, including a recommendation to make providers register every contract with pharmacies.

June 28, 2018 | Daily News

The brand drug lobbies dropped Thursday (June 28) their lawsuit against Nevada’s insulin-price transparency law.

June 28, 2018 |

The brand drug lobbies dropped Thursday (June 28) their lawsuit against Nevada’s insulin-price transparency law.

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