Drug Prices

Apr 21, 2020
The AHA urged the Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration to provide flexibility in the administration of the 340B Drug Pricing Program to better enable these hospitals to serve their communities during the COVID-19 national emergency.
Mar 5, 2020
List prices for branded pharmaceutical products in the United States increased 159% between 2007 and 2018, an average of 9.1% per year, according to a study reported in JAMA.
Feb 26, 2020
Four drugs used in hospitals for years increased their prices between 525% and 1,644% after receiving formal approval through the Food and Drug Administration’s Unapproved Drug Initiative, according to an analysis released by Vizient. 
Feb 25, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic albuterol sulfate inhaler to treat and prevent bronchospasms in patients with asthma or reversible obstructive airway disease.
Feb 24, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration released the first phase of its searchable Purple Book database, which includes all FDA-approved biosimilar and interchangeable products.
Feb 6, 2020
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing on proposals to lower drug prices and promote new cures. 
Feb 4, 2020
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing launched an ad campaign calling for Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to “hold Big Pharma accountable.”
Feb 3, 2020
With rising prices for insulin and the costs of many other diabetes-related drugs taking their toll on patients, CVS Health recently announced that its pharmacy benefits management unit CVS Caremark is launching a program to enable employers and payers to offer these medications at no out-of-pocket…
Jan 22, 2020
Tom Nickels, AHA executive vice president, responds to a PhRMA-funded study that attempts to deflect blame for a growing crisis of their own making – the skyrocketing costs of drugs.
Dec 19, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today updated its Medicare and Medicaid drug spending dashboards with 2018 data.