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Keith Ellison Warns Democrats Against Possible Drug Price Deal With Donald Trump

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) blasted the idea of using arbitration to lower Medicare’s prescription drug prices as “sort of a sellout to Big Pharma,” challenging congressional progressives to vote down any deal with President Donald Trump that includes arbitration. “To use arbitration to deal with drug pricing seems like a loser from the […]

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U.S. Files First Criminal Charges Against Major Drug Distributor For Opioid Crisis

NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation’s opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients’ safety. Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc (RDC), one of the 10 largest U.S. drug distributors, agreed […]

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Democrats Ran On Lowering Drug Prices. Now They Could Cut A Bad Deal With Donald Trump.

For months now, House Democratic Party leaders have been feuding behind closed doors with members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus about how to lower prescription drug prices. But as details of negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and President Donald Trump have leaked into the public, frustration among progressives is boiling over. Speaking in […]

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Trump Administration Brags About Quick Generic Drug Approvals. But Hundreds Of Them Aren’t For Sale.

By Sydney Lupkin and Jay Hancock The Trump administration has been trumpeting a huge increase in generic drug approvals by the Food and Drug Administration in the past two years, the result of its actions to streamline a cumbersome process and combat anti-competitive practices. But nearly half of those newly approved drugs aren’t being sold […]