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…
Sep 2, 2021
It is imperative that Congress invest in America’s hospitals and health systems to ensure that the nation’s health care needs can be met today and into the future. The AHA supports investments in infrastructure, such as the health care workforce, behavioral health, the accessibility and…
Sep 2, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) would like to share hospital and health system priorities that would benefit patients and communities around the country that we would like to see included in the upcoming budget reconciliation legislation.
Aug 12, 2021
President Biden urged Congress to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and cap the amount beneficiaries pay out-of-pocket for drugs each year.
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.