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Drug Pricing 'Deeper Dive' Planned By Senate Cmte. As Industry Avoids First Blood

Hearings in July and the fall will follow, but if the first session was any indication, industry doesn't have anything to worry about.

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FTC Scrutiny Of Profit Seeking In Drug Supply Chain In Fact-Finding Mode

Agency hears from experts on whether PBMs and group purchasing organizations operate under misaligned incentives.

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Alex Azar And The Return Of Republican-Style Price Negotiation

The nomination of a former drug industry executive to run HHS is obviously good news for the biopharma sector, but it does not mean that HHS will do nothing about drug prices. On the contrary, it may make some high-profile action against pricing outliers all but inevitable.

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Are Outcomes-Based Managed Entry Agreements Dead In Europe?

Outcomes-based managed entry agreements designed to help ensure access to expensive new medicines are not sustainable and have so far failed to provide a solution to the problem of funding costly innovative drugs, according to Ad Schuurman from ZIN, the Dutch National Healthcare Institute.

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CMS Efforts On Value-Based Payments Should Focus On Removing Barriers, PhRMA Says

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America says the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should not itself initiate experiments with value-based payment approaches. Any demonstrations led by agency's CMMI should focus on "holistic" approaches to health costs.

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Medicare May Require Part D Plans To Provide Point-of-Sale Rebates

CMS outlines possible approach to point-of-sale rebates in Medicare Part D, recognizing that using rebates to lower cost sharing for 'many' would increase premiums for all.

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Mehta Analysis: Race To Harness Data Will Revolutionize PBM System

Data and intelligence will drive revolutionary changes in healthcare, and today's power brokers will need to adapt. Viren Mehta, founding partner of Mehta Partners LLC, considers how business consolidation in the complex US pharma market reflects the race to tap as yet under-exploited data troves, and how the resulting exploitation of those data may benefit a broader set of stakeholders.

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OMB's Grogan Talks Drug Pricing And Taking On 'Sacred Cows'

Concerns with promoting competition and reducing consumers' 'pain in the pocketbook' are key tenets of the Trump Administration's approach to lowering prescription drug pricing, Grogan says.

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US Pricing Squeeze Clouds Sun Pharma Q2; Site Re-Inspection Critical

Further evidence of the impact of pricing pressure in the US was provided when Sun Pharma reported a sharp fall in profits in Q2 (although it beat the expectations of some analysts). Sun also expects a delay in EU approval for its late stage psoriasis asset, tildrakizumab, but US approval timelines appear unchanged, at least for now.

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HHS Nominee Azar: Great News For Industry But ACA Reform Will Be Priority

Insurance practices are a big driver of drug pricing problems, according to Azar, a former Lilly exec who spent six years at HHS under George W. Bush, providing him valuable experience in department operations.

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