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The unredacted version of an antitrust complaint being brought against 20 drugmakers cites this email from a lawyer for a generic drug company.

Bernie Sanders slams ‘polite f-u’ letters sent by generic drug companies as ‘clearly illegal’ and calls for an investigation

The responses "were at best, grossly misleading, and at worst, false statements to Congress," Sanders and Rep. Elijah Cummings said.
A class called "Biotech for Non-Scientists" teaches people in the healthcare industry about basic science, including through a lab where they extract DNA from fresh strawberries.

We took the two-day, $1,300 ‘biotech for dummies’ class where healthcare executives, HR managers, and investors catch up on science for th...

At a recent class, a room of buttoned-up professionals from some of the world's biggest companies were mashing up strawberries and giggling.
Jonathan Lasko, 31, holds the hand of his son Max, age 3.5, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy. A new one-time treatment was just approved for the disease, with a $2.1 million price tag.

The US just approved a $2.1 million treatment for a devastating disease. It’s the most expensive drug in the world.

The treatment, called Zolgensma, should last longer than a typical drug. It also has a much higher price tag.
A dermatologist recently started his own platform for cheaper skin medications.

The doctor who helped create a skin-care line for Amazon just started a new website to take on drug companies that charge $2,000 for common creams

Prescriptions to treat acne, burns, and growths can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. A new website will sell them for $24 to $60.
A pharmaceutical company allegedly resorted to bribing doctors to help sell its drug called Acthar.

A drugmaker is accused of using free Las Vegas trips, fancy dinners, spa treatments, and Starbucks gift cards to bribe doctors to sell more of its exp...

Acthar cost as much as $150,000 per patient, while a cheaper alternative was as little as $800. The drugmaker is accused of turning to bribes to sell its drug.
A new experimental gene therapy has cured babies born with a genetic disease dubbed "bubble boy" syndrome.

There’s now a cure for the deadly genetic disorder known as ‘bubble-boy’ disease

Doctors used a cutting-edge medical technique called gene therapy to treat 10 babies born with the disease. The biotech that helped saw its stock surge.
A Type 1 diabetes patient holds up bottles of insulin.

Outrage over the cost of the life-saving drug insulin has drugmakers scrambling, but Congress and the public demand a price cut

Critics call the new programs "PR stunts,"and say drug companies should just lower their prices.
Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon denounced drug companies on Monday for not agreeing to support legislation that would require lowering drug prices.

Senators asked 7 big drugmakers to lower their prices. None of them gave a straight answer.

Seven top pharma executives said they support the idea of lower drug prices, but had conditions before they would commit to doing so.
Pharmacy-benefit managers (PBMs), which are today increasingly owned by health insurers and pharmacy chains, will be facing tough questions about drug prices at a congressional hearing on April 9.

These powerful but little-known companies that have been blamed for high drug prices are now coming out of the shadows for a congressional interrogati...

The US has a high drug prices problem. These obscure but powerful companies will now face some tough questions on Capitol Hill.
Laura Marston holds up a vial of Humalog, a type of insulin she takes for type 1 diabetes at her home in Washington, DC in 2016.

For people with diabetes struggling to buy lifesaving insulin, a major health company is now offering the drug for just $25 a month

Insulin is a lifesaving product for individuals with diabetes. But it's also become incredibly expensive, sometimes prohibitively so for patients.