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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Can Washington deliver on drug costs amid impeachment probe?

Threading the needle: Can Washington deliver legislation to curb drug costs amid an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump?


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 8:33 a.m.

On drug costs, modest steps follow Trump’s big promises

President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 12:24 p.m.

Trump health pick parries questions on drug cost, health law

Calling it the opportunity of his lifetime, President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary pledged Wednesday to help lower drug prices and said he’d carry out the Obama-era health law …


FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

The Food and Drug Administration said it’s taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to …


Consumer Confidential: How a $500 copay turned into a $3,900 bill

Price gouging in the specialty drug market underlines the craziness of the U.S. health care system, which encourages people to take personal responsibility for their well-being but denies them the …