How critics say drug companies play “games” to stave off generic competitors

Lawmakers are considering a bill to address what President Trump called a top priority in his State of the Union speech: lowering prescription drug prices. Critics say some drug companies ...

Quicker Generic Drug Approvals Should Mean Lower Drug Prices

A record number of generic drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year. If President Trump has his way, that trend will continue — or even accelerate — in the ...

Do generic drugs compromise on quality?

You’ve no doubt seen them in the grocery store — typically drab-looking packages on the bottom shelf containing lower-priced generic versions of popular brand-name products. ...

Amazon is reportedly talking to generic drug companies

Amazon is talking with generic drug makers about possibly entering the health care market, reports CNBC. Anonymous sources say the company has had “high-level” talks with pharmaceutical ...

Popular Cancer Pill Goes Generic, Yet Patients’ Costs Stay High

Donald Jones used to pay at least $500 a month for a brand-name drug, Gleevec, that’s kept his leukemia at bay for five years. Lately, he’s been paying almost as much for a generic ...

Affordable Health Care: Generic Drugs Not the Answer

One smart way to reduce the cost of health care, according to many experts, is to expand generic drugs. Scott Gottlieb, the new commissioner of the FDA, for example, wants to speed ...

Drug prices: how generics changed the game

For a time, high drug prices made headlines, and it looked like the issue could be tackled by the Trump administration. But as we all know, efforts to repeal Obamacare have consumed ...

The Billionaire And The Drug Price

In September 2015, Satish Mehta, the billionaire chief executive of the Indian drug company Emcure Pharmaceuticals, wrote an effusive email congratulating Jeffrey Glazer, the CEO of ...

Prioritizing generics — 4 strategies for lower drug costs from Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, outlined his strategy to lower drug prices during a Monday interview with Bloomberg. Here are four ways Dr. Gottlieb seeks ...

FDA looks at using clout to cut drug costs

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering using the agency’s powers to bring more price competition to the market for generic drugs, targeting high-priced ...
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