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A new report says pharma companies increased drug prices by nearly double during shortages — and it highlights the biggest debate in healthcare ...

No clear reasoning was found behind why the prices increased so drastically, but researchers suspect that manufacturers were exploiting shortages to charge more for drugs in high demand. The study also found that that prices rose even faster for drugs where there was less competition
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception at the East Room of the White House September 12, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Trump is pushing for a legislation to remove ‘gag clauses’ — here’s what you need to know about them

Trump has announced on Twitter his support for legislation to remove gag clauses from contracts between insurers and pharmacists. This comes as part of his administration's continuing plan to lower drug prices for US consumers.

Pfizer is holding off on price increases to some of its drugs after being singled out by Trump

After a conversation between President Donald Trump and Pfizer CEO Ian Read, Pfizer said it plans to defer the price increases, returning the prices to where they were before July 1 "as soon as technically possible," the company said in a statement.

The Feds just asked a huge healthcare company who their real clients are and the answer is totally unsatisfying

OPINION: If it feels like that money is just falling into a black hole, it's because it is.
Protesters line up outside the Senate Finance Committee hearing room hours ahead of a hearing on the latest Republican effort to repeal Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 25, 2017.

Now, can we try to fix the problem that could actually bring down the US healthcare system?

OPINION: Stop trying to repeal Obamacare and focus on bringing down costs to the overall system. Or else.
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner (C) sits alongside U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (2nd L) as they prepare to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Saudi delegation at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017.

It sounds like Trump’s people have fallen for big pharma’s nonsense, hook, line and sinker

Based on his interview with CNBC, Commerce Secretary and billionaire Wilbur Ross doesn't know we have a drug pricing problem.

A new study undermines Big Pharma’s justification for charging high drug prices

An analysis of 10 cancer drugs published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that the median cost to develop a new cancer drug was $648 million.

The FDA just made a move that could prevent the next drug price gouger

The FDA published a list of more than 200 drugs that have fallen off patent and that the FDA hasn't received an application for a generic drug version.

Trump just sold us all out on drug pricing

A possible White House executive order on drug pricing appears to have been written by big pharma. Go figure.

The Trump administration is gearing up to take an official stance on prescription drug prices — here’s what to expect

The administration is getting ready to put out an executive order on drug pricing that might look a lot different from Trump's earlier remarks about pharma.