prescription drugs

U.S. Domestic spending plan

All about Manchin: What Biden wanted for US, senator did not – Associated Press

It launched as the new president’s ambitious plan for rebuilding America — a $2.3 trillion domestic infrastructure investment coupled with a $1.8 trillion plan to bolster U.S. families with support for health care, child care, college costs, unseen in generations. Totaling more than $4 trillion when President Joe Biden unveiled the American Jobs and American

Opinion

Opinion: Drug Importation Remains as Bad an Idea as Ever – Inside Sources

Congress could soon greenlight the importation of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. Drug importation polls well, so pandering politicians have long given lip service to the idea as a way to pretend they’re doing something — no matter how disingenuous — to lower Americans’ drug prices. But the FDA has historically warned against the practice.

Biden Administration

Biden picks ex-FDA chief Robert Califf to again lead agency

President Joe Biden on Friday chose Dr. Robert Califf, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner and prominent medical researcher, to again lead the powerful regulatory agency. Califf’s nomination comes after months of concern that the agency near the center of the government’s COVID-19 response has lacked a permanent leader. More than a half-dozen names

Medicare

Ban on negotiating Medicare drug prices under pressure

Donna Weiner looks at Medicare’s prescription drug program from two different points of view. As a participant, she wants to pay less for her medicines, which cost her about $6,000 a year. As a retired accountant who spent 50 years handling the books for companies, she sees a way to get there. “You know from

Events

Prescott Valley Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back Event this Weekend

What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Prescott Valley Police Department are hosting a FREE Shred-A-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back event this Saturday, June 26, in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The public will be asked to remain in their vehicle during this no-contact event. Participants are asked to place documents and unwanted prescription drugs in the trunk

National

Congress didn’t act on prescription drug prices—so President Trump did

“Since the day I took office, I have made reducing drug prices one of my highest priorities.”  – President Donald J. Trump EXPANDING ACCESS TO LIFE-SAVING DRUGS: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to greatly improve the affordability and accessibility of life-saving prescription drugs. President Trump signed four Executive Orders to massively lower prescription

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