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Consultants warn 'change or get out of the way' next year

Consultants warn 'change or get out of the way' next year

Healthcare organizations should consider seeking greater cross-sector collaboration, new strategic investments and creative efficiencies to build resilience as they brace for more change next year, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

Drug companies sue to block California drug price law

Drug companies sue to block California drug price law

Pharmaceutical companies have sued to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice before big price increases. A pharma trade group said in its lawsuit that California's law illegally tries to dictate national health policy.

U.S. approves monthly injection for opioid addiction

U.S. approves monthly injection for opioid addiction

The monthly injection has the potential to reduce dangerous relapses that occur when patients stop taking the currently available daily medication. But that benefit has not yet been shown in studies and the new drug comes with a hefty price: $1,580 per monthly dose.

Policy reforms needed to lower drug prices

Policy reforms needed to lower drug prices

Access to affordable medicine is an unmet public health imperative, according to a new report that recommended government drug price negotiation, competition reform and financial transparency to alleviate the issue.

Azar proposes competition to combat high drug prices

Azar proposes competition to combat high drug prices

In his initial confirmation testimony, former pharma executive and HHS secretary nominee Alex Azar said he would stop drug manufacturers from gaming the system and blocking generic competitors from the market.

FDA to pave clearer path for generic drugs

FDA to pave clearer path for generic drugs

The FDA's new guidance aims to make it easier for generic firms to plan how they can copy complex drugs like epinephrine auto-injectors, which should ultimately lower pharmaceutical prices.

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