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Prescription, medicare

U.S. To Consider Expanding Medicare Drug Price Negotiation

The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicare’s ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in setting the price of medicines administered in hospitals and doctors’ offices.

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Dissecting The Rhetoric Vs. Reality Of Trump’s Tough Talk On Drug Prices

President Donald Trump has railed against the high price of prescription drugs and famously bemoaned how pharmaceutical companies are “getting away with murder.” Yet, many Americans aren’t seeing a change in what they pay out-of-pocket.

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Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) testifies during his confirmation hearing on Jan. 17, 2017. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Five quick ways HHS Secy. Price could change course of health policy

After a bruising confirmation process, the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to head up the Department of Health and Human Services, by a 52-to-47 vote.

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Trump open to Social Security changes if elected

Policy adviser Sam Clovis said at a Washington conference that Trump would be open to a bipartisan look at entitlement spending once he implemented his other policies.

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Supplements, multivitamin

Addiction to painkillers prompts policy measures

More than one in four Americans has taken prescription painkillers in the past year, even as a majority say that abuse of these medications is a very serious public health concern.

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Obama charm campaign: High marks, no concessions

WASHINGTON, March 16 — President Barack Obama’s widely publicized recent string of meetings with rank-and-file Republican and Democratic lawmakers earned him public praise from even some of his most implacable critics. But for all the warm talk, no breakthroughs were anticipated and none emerged to break the impasse between the White House and Congress over […]

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