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Sanofi to sell insulin for $99 per month for some patients

April 11, 2019


French drugmaker Sanofi on Wednesday announced it will set a fixed monthly price of $99 for insulin products for patients who pay cash in the United States.

How PBM execs want to reform the Rx pricing system

April 10, 2019


Executives from five of the nation's largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday said they would support legislation to reform PBMs' current drug pricing system by increasing transparency and prohibiting PBMs from charging Medicare and Medicaid higher rates for prescription drugs than pharmacies.

340B providers can now access ceiling prices for 340B drugs

April 10, 2019


HHS' Health Resources and Services Administration last week opened its ceiling-price verification website for 340B drugs to all 340B providers—a move that will allow hospitals to determine whether drugmakers are overcharging them for drugs.

LinkedIn's top 50 companies to work for. (Hint: They're hungry for health care skills.)

April 9, 2019


LinkedIn on Wednesday released its list of the Top 50 Companies in the United States, highlighting the "companies where Americans want to work"—and the list includes a number of big tech companies that are actively expanding into health care.

How CMS wants to ease Medicare Part D plans' transition to proposed rebate rules

April 9, 2019


If CMS moves forward with proposed changes to eliminate certain prescription drug rebates in Medicare and Medicaid plans, the agency will launch a two-year demonstration program to ease Medicare Part D plans' transition.

How researchers uncovered the hidden health risk behind 30K antibiotic-resistant infections each year

April 9, 2019


There is mounting research that drug-resistant bacteria can shift from animals to humans via meat consumption—and the latest findings could open the door to a new, more detailed bacterial monitoring system.

Hep C-infected organs can be safely transplanted into non-infected patients, another study finds

April 8, 2019


Hearts and lungs donated from people who were hepatitis C-positive can be safely transplanted into non-infected patients, according to a study published last week.

House Energy & Commerce Committee advances drug pricing bills

April 5, 2019


The House Energy and Commerce Committee this week approved a dozen health care bills, including several bills intended to bring down drug prices that advanced with bipartisan support.

How Cigna, Express Scripts plan to cap patients' monthly insulin costs

April 3, 2019


Cigna and Express Scripts on Wednesday announced the launch of a new program that will give Express Scripts' clients the option to cap their enrollees' out-of-pocket costs for a 30-day supply of insulin at $25.

CMS finalizes MA payment bump, risk-adjustment changes for 2020

April 2, 2019


CMS on Monday finalized payment and policy changes for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans for the 2020 coverage year.

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