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Senate advances drug pricing bill, setting up September vote

Dive Brief: Legislation limiting drug price increases in Medicare will face a full Senate debate in September after the Finance Committee approved it on a mixed vote Thursday. The bill could see some modification before then to incorporate additional proposals, potentially including a ban on rebates to payers. In addition, House Democrats are working on… Read More »

Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery to focus on anti-evolution treatments

Olivia Rossanese outside the unfinished Centre for Cancer Drug DiscoveryJohn Angerson/The Institute of Cancer Research By Michael Le Page All treatments for cancer should be designed to prevent tumours evolving resistance, because drug-resistant tumours are what kill most people, says Paul Workman, head of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in the UK. To make… Read More »

'Everything is a fight to get medications': How the quest for lower drug prices is hurting children with asthma

Those two years have coincided with three changes to his asthma medications, all dictated by Medicaid and United Healthcare, the managed care organization in which Lacey enrolled Debarrin when they signed up for Medicaid. The changes were unrelated to Debarrin’s symptoms or his doctor’s advice. “Some medications are made by multiple manufacturers, and products are… Read More »