Azar says HHS will create more open market for prescription drugs

WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday his agency will start taking steps to create a more open market for prescription drugs. The United States lacks “a real market for prescription drugs, ” Azar said in a speech at the conservative...

FDA chief says pharmas use rebates to block biosimilar competition

WASHINGTON -- Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Wednesday blamed pharmaceutical companies for manipulating rebates to stymie competition, which blocks patients’ access to affordable copycat drugs and costs them billions in higher-cost medicine....

Rural hospitals face financial crisis, experts say

A financial crisis at rural hospitals driven by inadequate government funding is hurting millions of Americans’ access to quality healthcare, experts told the Senate Committee on Finance on Thursday.

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