Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program

Health Tech, Pharma

Why One Expert Thinks the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program Is Here to Stay

Merith Basey, executive director of Patients For Affordable Drugs, believes the Medicare price negotiation program is here to stay, no matter who is president and no matter how many Big Pharma players file lawsuits. Her reasoning? Every other high income nation has been negotiating prices with drugmakers for years, and the program is widely popular in the U.S. among pretty much everyone who isn’t a pharma company, she said during a session at Engage at HLTH.

Legal

HHS Will Likely Face More Lawsuits Against Drug Price Negotiation Now That It Has Named the First 10 Meds Included In the Plan

Novartis became the seventh drugmaker to legally challenge the White House’s Medicare drug pricing negotiation program. The company filed its lawsuit three days after HHS announced the first 10 drugs that were selected for the program — its heart failure medication Entresto was one on the list. HHS can expect to face more lawsuits from the manufacturers of the 10 drugs it named last week, experts have warned.

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