Drug Prices

Nov 17, 2020
Intermountain Healthcare has agreed to sell its Intalere group purchasing organization (formerly Amerinet) to Vizient, a GPO that also provides data analytics and performance-improvement insights to health systems.
Nov 2, 2020
Specialty drugs more than doubled as a share of retail fills for the overall U.S. population between 2010 and 2017, according to a study using various sources and published in Health Affairs, growing from 1% to 2.3%.
Oct 26, 2020
Please contact your representatives today and ask them to sign onto a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar expressing concern about recent efforts by Kalderos to transition the 340B Drug Pricing Program from one of up-front discounts to…
Oct 6, 2020
A recent analysis from the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation provides an incomplete picture of U.S. spending on health care while downplaying the “immense role” that drug costs play, writes Aaron Wesolowski, AHA’s vice president of policy research, analytics and…
Oct 6, 2020
The Issue: Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act requires pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in Medicaid to sell outpatient drugs at discounted prices to health care organizations that care for patients in vulnerable communities, which include low-income patients. These…
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…
Oct 2, 2020
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform this week concluded a two-day hearing examining pricing practices for some of the nation’s costliest drugs. As part of the hearing, Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., released additional staff reports describing repeated actions by drug…
Sep 30, 2020
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform launched a two-day hearing to examine pricing practices for some of the nation’s costliest drugs.
Sep 25, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration released a final rule allowing states, territories and Indian tribes to establish programs to import certain FDA-approved prescription drug and biological products from Canada.