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House Republicans open investigation into role of intermediaries in prescription drug prices

House Republicans open investigation into role of intermediaries in prescription drug prices

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, announced Wednesday that he is launching an investigation into pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) and actions that increase health care costs for patients. “Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ anticompetitive tactics are driving up health care costs for Americans and harming patient care,” Comer said in […]

Costs Block Prescription Access for Millions: Study

Dec. 3, 2021 — As Senate Democrats debate the Build Back Better Act, which includes measures that would lower prescription drug costs for consumers, a new Urban Institute study finds that 12.8 million adults delayed getting or didn’t get needed prescription drugs because of cost. The people who deferred or went without these prescription drugs […]

Davina McCall hails 'brilliant day for women' as HRT prescription cost cut

TV presenter Davina McCall joined menopause campaigners outside parliament to celebrate news that the cost of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) prescriptions will be cut. Labour MP Carolyn Harris was pushing for a law to make the menopause treatment free in England. The government would not go that far, but said women would only have to […]

Menopause: HRT prescription costs to fall after MP's campaign, says government

Ms Kendall’s personal story saw Health Secretary Sajid Javid intervene to offer his support, adding: “I think it’s powerful to hear from her about her personal experiences and I do hope, especially after this debate but going forward, that the whole House can co-operate and do much more to help with this.” Source link

Do Prescription Sleep Medicines Even Work?

By Serena McNiff HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An estimated 9 million Americans turn to prescription pills when they can’t sleep, but a new study of middle-aged women finds taking the drugs for a year or longer may do little good. Comparing a group of about 200 women who were medicated […]