Take steps to lower drug costs before asking seniors to pay mores

Take steps to lower drug costs before asking seniors to pay mores

Medicare, the public program that provides medical care to those age 65 and up, is back in congressional cross hairs with rising deficits and a recent report from its trustees about its weakening finances. But before Republican leaders rush forward with sweeping “entitlement reforms” — that’s code for asking seniors and future generations to pay […]

More Biosimilars on the Market Could Decrease Drug Prices, Panelists Say

More Biosimilars on the Market Could Decrease Drug Prices, Panelists Say

In a webcast hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy that took place earlier this week, Robert Langreth, senior health reporter for Bloomberg News, Dora Hughes, MD, MPH, senior policy advisor at Sidley Austin, LLP, and Sameer Awsare, MD, associate executive director of the Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Permanente, came together to discuss the […]

Daily on Healthcare: Generic drug to treat opioid addiction will hit the market

Daily on Healthcare: Generic drug to treat opioid addiction will hit the market

Be more of an insider. Get the Washington Examiner Magazine, Digital Edition now. SIGN UP! If you’d like to continue receiving Washington Examiner’s Daily on Healthcare newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://newsletters.washingtonexaminer.com/newsletter/daily-on-healthcare/ Generic drug to treat opioid addiction will hit the market. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of Suboxone, a drug […]

Tackling the rising cost of prescription drugs

Tackling the rising cost of prescription drugs

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. PEORIA, Ill. – Senator Dick Durbin made a stop at OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Friday to address the rising cost of prescription drugs. Senator Durbin highlighted the importance of holding pharmaceutical companies accountable. He recently […]

Senator proposes Hatch-Waxman change to boost generic development

Senator proposes Hatch-Waxman change to boost generic development

US Senator Orrin Hatch has proposed an amendment to the Hatch-Waxman Act to “restore the careful balance” the act struck to incentivise generic drug development. The amendment, called the Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act of 2018, would force a generic company that wishes to challenge a patent to choose between filing a Hatch-Waxman lawsuit or filing an […]

FDA Approves First Generic of Drug Used to Treat Opioid Dependence

FDA Approves First Generic of Drug Used to Treat Opioid Dependence

FDA officials have approved the first generic versions of buprenorphine and naloxone (Suboxone, Mylan Technologies Inc and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories SA) sublingual film to treat opioid dependence. “The FDA is taking new steps to advance the development of improved treatments for opioid use disorder and to make sure these medicines are accessible to the patients […]

FDA approves first generic versions of Suboxone sublingual film, which may increase access to treatment for opioid …

FDA approves first generic versions of Suboxone sublingual film, which may increase access to treatment for opioid …

“The FDA is taking new steps to advance the development of improved treatments for opioid use disorder, and to make sure these medicines are accessible to the patients who need them. That includes promoting the development of better drugs, and also facilitating market entry of generic versions of approved drugs to help ensure broader access,” […]

Bill to encourage generic-drug development passes a key hurdle

Bill to encourage generic-drug development passes a key hurdle

W ASHINGTON — With little fanfare and minimal debate, a key Senate committee voted Thursday to advance legislation that aims to spur the development of new generic drugs and in turn, lower drug prices. A bipartisan majority of the Senate Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly passed the legislation, known as the CREATES Act, by a 16-5 vote. […]

DCGI asks retailers to have separate racks to sell generic drugs, trade groups are not amused

DCGI asks retailers to have separate racks to sell generic drugs, trade groups are not amused

In a move to push the use of cost-effective generic medicines – India’s drug regulator has written to all state regulators asking them to ensure every pharmacy retail store maintains a separate rack specifically for generic drugs. “It has been decided that every retail outlet should provide a separate shelf/rack reserved exclusively for stocking generic […]