Drug Prices

Oct 6, 2020
A recent analysis from the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation, “What drives health spending in the U.S. compared to other countries,” does not provide a full picture on health care spending in the U.S. while also downplaying the immense role that drug costs play in…
Jul 9, 2021
President Biden today signed an executive order (EO) establishing a “whole-of-government” effort to promote competition in the American economy. The EO includes 72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies to tackle competition issues across the economy, including in health care, financial…
Jul 9, 2021
Fourteen leading U.S. drug companies from 2016 to 2020 spent $577 billion on stock buybacks and dividends, $56 billion more than they spent on research and development over the same period, according to a report released by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Jul 8, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services withdrew requests for proposals on ways individuals could import prescription drugs from other countries where they are typically cheaper and companies could “reimport” insulin to sell at a lower price.
Jul 6, 2021
As patients and politicians continue searching for remedies to soaring insulin prices for diabetes patients, Walmart recently launched the first private-label version of the drug at less than half the price of brand-name versions.
Jun 15, 2021
Amy Bricker President Express Scripts PBM 1 Express Way Saint Louis, MO 63121 Dear Ms. Bricker:
Jun 8, 2021
Retail prices for 260 widely used brand-name prescription drugs last year increased by an average 2.9%, more than twice the general rate of inflation, according to a report released by AARP’s Public Policy Institute.
Jun 1, 2021
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP), of which the AHA is a founding member, launched new television and digital advertising encouraging policymakers to hold brand name drug companies accountable.
Apr 22, 2021
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-NJ, re-introduced the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) with other Democratic committee leaders.
Apr 13, 2021
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing launched a grassroots and digital advertising campaign urging policymakers to lower prescription drug prices.