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Biden just released his health reform plan. Here's what's inside.

July 15, 2019


Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, today unveiled a health reform plan that aims to build on and protect the Affordable Care Act by providing Americans with the option to enroll in a public health plan and expanding eligibility for subsidies to purchase exchange plans.

Trump just pulled his proposal to eliminate Rx drug rebates. Here's why.

July 11, 2019


The Trump administration has withdrawn its proposed rule to prohibit drugmakers from paying rebates to pharmacy benefit managers under federal health programs, a White House spokesperson confirmed Wednesday.

Billionaire Tom Steyer is the latest Democrat to announce a presidential run. Here's where he stands on health care.

July 10, 2019


Tom Steyer, a billionaire and environmentalist, on Tuesday announced that he is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and has said his campaign will call for achieving universal health coverage in the United States.

Trump admin can't force drugmakers to reveal prices in TV ads, judge rules

July 9, 2019


A federal judge on Monday struck down HHS' final rule to require drugmakers to disclose their products' list prices in consumer-directed television advertisements, blocking the rule from taking effect on Tuesday.

FDA approved a record number of fast-tracked drugs in 2018. Is that good news for patients?

July 9, 2019


FDA approved a record high of 43 drugs through fast-track programs in 2018, representing 73% of new drugs approved by the agency last year and establishing a "new normal" that "is transforming medical decision-making for the seriously ill," according to the Wall Street Journal.

Pricing tools can save patients thousands of dollars. So why do so few providers use them?

July 9, 2019


While many health systems struggle to implement price transparency tools, Allina Health in Minnesota has successfully implemented a tool that gives physicians real-time information about how much patients' prescriptions will cost.

10 big medical myths, busted

July 8, 2019


A meta-analysis recently published in the journal eLife identified nearly 400 routine medical practices that have been debunked by studies in leading journals, and the New York Times' Gina Kolata rounded up 10 "of the most notable findings."

Warren calls on Gottlieb to resign from Pfizer's board

July 3, 2019


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Monday called on former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to resign from his new post on Pfizer's board of directors, saying Gottlieb's decision to take the position "smacks of corruption."

Rx drug prices continue to increase in 2019—but at a slower rate, analysis finds

July 3, 2019


A recent analysis by Rx Savings Solutions shows prescription drug list prices increased during the first six months of 2019.

HPV vaccinations cut rates of precancerous lesions in half among teens, study finds

July 3, 2019


Vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) have led to significant decreases in cases of anal and genital warts, HPV infections, and precancerous lesions in young girls and women in more than a dozen countries, providing evidence the vaccines eventually could lead to a significant drop in cervical cancer rates, according to a study published last week.

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