Tag Archives: Drug

'Everything is a fight to get medications': How the quest for lower drug prices is hurting children with asthma

Those two years have coincided with three changes to his asthma medications, all dictated by Medicaid and United Healthcare, the managed care organization in which Lacey enrolled Debarrin when they signed up for Medicaid. The changes were unrelated to Debarrin’s symptoms or his doctor’s advice. “Some medications are made by multiple manufacturers, and products are… Read More »

A High-Tech Pill to End Drug Injections

Here was the challenge for bioengineers: Find a way to for patients to take drugs — like insulin or monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancers and other diseases — without injections. The medicines are made of molecules too big to be absorbed through the stomach or intestines; in any event, the drugs would be quickly… Read More »

Pharma CEOs enthuse about Trump's plan to shake up drug rebates

Sweep out drug rebates for patient discounts instead? Big Pharma CEOs are all over it. A week after the Trump administration proposed ending drug rebates in federal health programs—and then urged Congress to extend that plan to commercial insurance—supply chain players are hitting back. The pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) industry has even launched an ad campaign.… Read More »