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FDA

FDA Approves Much-Debated Alzheimer’s Drug Panned By Experts

Government health officials on Monday approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn’t been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease.

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import

Biden Admin. Signals No Rush To Allow Canadian Drug Import

The Biden administration said Friday it has no timeline on whether it will allow states to import drugs from Canada, an effort that was approved under President Donald Trump as a key strategy to control costs.

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Democrats

Democrats Eye Medicare Negotiations to Lower Drug Prices

Democrats, newly in control of Congress and the White House, are united behind an idea that Republican lawmakers and major drugmakers fiercely oppose: empowering the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate the prices of brand-name drugs covered by Medicare.

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state

State Lawmakers Propose Tough New Bills to Curb Drug Costs

Fed up with a lack of federal action to lower prescription drug costs, state legislators around the country are pushing bills to penalize drugmakers for unjustified price hikes and to cap payment at much-lower Canadian levels.

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Drug Plan Finder Can Steer Enrollees To Higher Costs

Medicare’s revamped prescription drug plan finder can steer unwitting enrollees to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts.

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Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical Cash Rolls Into Congress To Defend Embattled Industry

In the heat of the most ferocious battle over drug prices in years, pharmaceutical companies are showering U.S. senators with campaign cash as sweeping legislation heads toward the floor.

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