Prescription Drug Rate Growth to Slow in 2019, Increasing 4.92%

Prescription Drug Rate Growth to Slow in 2019, Increasing 4.92%

By Jacqueline LaPointe August 13, 2018 – Hospitals and health systems should anticipate prescription drug rates to increase by 4.92 percent in 2019, researchers from the healthcare improvement company Vizient recently estimated. Prescription drug rates for hospitals and health systems are growing at a slower rate compared to the previous year, the purchasing data from hospitals […]

Opinion: An economist's change of heart: It's time to regulate the prescription-drug middlemen

Opinion: An economist's change of heart: It's time to regulate the prescription-drug middlemen

I’ve studied the drug supply chain for years. Like many economists, I saw pharmacy-benefit managers (PBMs) as valuable actors in restraining drug prices, particularly when they went to bat for employer-based health plans. I’ve had a change of heart. While these giant middlemen in the supply chain still drive hard bargains with manufacturers, they are […]

Combining common drugs with a high price tag

Combining common drugs with a high price tag

Common medications like ibuprofen or naproxen don’t cost a lot on their own. But in several instances, drug manufacturers blend those kinds of medicines into one tablet and then sell the combined drug for hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Why it matters: Patients and the public are paying huge sums of money for cocktails […]

The Unlikely Source of a Healthtech Revolution

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Generic Drugs Market showing Compound annual growth rate and forecast till 2026

Generic Drugs Market showing Compound annual growth rate and forecast till 2026

Generic Drugs Market report 2018-2026 focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players. These research report also provides granular analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market. The Generic Drugs market research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of Generic Drugs […]

Generic Drug Sector Struggles Even As The Need For Cheaper Drugs Grows

Generic Drug Sector Struggles Even As The Need For Cheaper Drugs Grows

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Trump moves to cut drug costs

Trump moves to cut drug costs

Three months after President Donald Trump announced his blueprint to bring down drug prices, administration officials have begun putting some teeth behind the rhetoric. Many details have yet to be announced. But experts who pay close attention to federal drug policy and Medicare rules say the administration is preparing to incrementally roll out a multipronged […]

Perrigo to split off generic drugs unit

Perrigo to split off generic drugs unit

Dive Brief: Perrigo plans to split off its generic prescription drug business from the company’s larger consumer healthcare division, mulling shedding the unit in a sale, merger or separation to shareholders. The decision follows a strategic portfolio review aimed at addressing a steady downward slide in the company’s stock price. Investors, however, didn’t take to […]

Saudi oil policies not swayed by politics

Saudi oil policies not swayed by politics

Aug. 9 (UPI) — Considerations regarding the supply of oil to customers and countries around the world won’t be swayed by political issues, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said. Saudi Minster of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih said his government’s policy is to meet market considerations first. “He reiterated that this is a firm […]