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FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb

The days of the ‘pharma bro’ have come to an end — but we haven’t made much progress on drug pricing

The debate around how much people pay for their medication has gotten more complex, but we still haven't seen many lasting fixes.

Hospital groups and the VA are trying to upend the generic drug business

In response to drug shortages and price hikes, a collaboration of five health systems, including the VA, are forming a nonprofit generic drug company.
CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo

CVS made a $69 billion bet it can become the first place you go when you’re sick

The deal could upend the way we pay for healthcare, with Aetna and CVS aiming to make pharmacies the "new front doors of healthcare."

One of America’s largest health insurers just stopped covering a main opioid painkiller

Starting in 2018, the health insurer will no longer cover OxyContin, the branded version of the painkiller oxycodone.

There’s more evidence that one of the most touted solutions to the opioid crisis has a major flaw

Many abusers have no trouble getting past the roadblocks put up by abuse-deterrent formulations.

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.

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.

Almost half of all money raised through crowdfunding is going toward medical expenses

According to a report, $930 million of the $2 billion raised on GoFundMe has gone toward medical expenses.

Pharma CEOs expect Trump to do something about drug pricing in the next 3 months

The CEOs of Novartis and Allergan are anticipating some drug pricing action by Trump in the coming months, Bloomberg reports.

Here’s what Trump’s head of the FDA wants to do about high drug prices

Gottlieb said there are a few main ways he thinks the agency can help curb price gouging.