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Eli Lilly will launch half-priced version of popular insulin drug

March 4, 2019

Amid growing scrutiny over rising insulin prices, Eli Lilly on Monday announced it will sell a generic version of its Humalog insulin injection at a list price 50% lower than Humalog's current price.

Weekly Line: Meet the rebate, the latest scapegoat for high drug prices

March 1, 2019

Who doesn't love a rebate? After all, when a seller offers you a rebate on part of your purchase price, that lowers your out-of-pocket cost, right?

The US has stopped making progress on HIV, CDC says

March 1, 2019

The United States' progress on reducing new HIV infections has stalled, with new infections hovering at about 39,000 new infections annually since 2013, according to a CDC report released this week—but CDC officials say President Trump's recently unveiled plan to eliminate new HIV infections could restart that progress.

Why have insulin prices spiked? These senators are demanding to know.

March 1, 2019

Leaders on the Senate Finance Committee last week launched a bipartisan investigation into rising insulin prices in the United States, noting concerns about patients' access to the life-saving drug.

In the states: CMS OKs Colorado's value-based drug pricing plan, New Mexico lawmakers propose Medicaid buy-in option, and more

March 1, 2019

American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

The Trump admin wants to expand HSAs. Here's how.

February 28, 2019

Trump administration officials on Wednesday said the administration is considering proposals that would expand the use of health savings accounts.

The US is bad at treating chronic pain. Here are 5 ways researchers want to do better.

February 28, 2019

Chronic pain treatment is an ongoing challenge in the United States, but scientists are working on a variety of ways to improve how pain is measured and managed—without the help of opioids.

How pharma execs are proposing to lower Rx drug costs. (Hint: It's not by lowering their prices.)

February 27, 2019

Pharmaceutical company executives during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday offered some ideas for lowering prescription drug prices insurers and consumers pay, though they did not commit to lowering the list prices of their products.

Drug ads might be downplaying risks—and federal rules could be to blame

February 27, 2019

Federal law requires drugmakers to include both major and minor side effects in advertisements, but a study suggests that the information could be overwhelming and interfere with a consumer's understanding of a drug's true risk.

Is a federal crackdown on vaccine exemptions coming?

February 25, 2019

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb last week suggested federal health agencies could look to limit vaccine exemptions if states do not do so, as some states move to limit vaccine exemptions amid growing measles outbreaks throughout the United States—and at least one state considers expanding such exemptions.

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