Health care costs

President Donald Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 26, 2018 - 1:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. "We are...
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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, from a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wis. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 25, 2018 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is focusing on the cost of prescription drugs. And Trump is linking the prices Americans complain about to one of his longstanding grievances: foreign countries the president says are taking advantage of U.S...
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FILE - This undated product image provided by Amgen Inc. shows the cholesterol drug Repatha. Amgen Inc. said Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, that it is immediately cutting the price of Repatha by 60 percent, from about $14,000 to $5,850 per year. (Robert Dawson/Amgen via AP, File)
October 24, 2018 - 5:34 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of an expensive cholesterol drug is slashing the list price, which should make it more affordable for patients. Amgen Inc. said Wednesday it is immediately cutting the price of Repatha by 60 percent, from about $14,000 to $5,850 per year. The move could help boost...
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FILE- In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at the Express Scripts mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. On Monday, Oct. 15, the industry's largest trade group announced that dozens of drugmakers will start disclosing the prices for U.S. prescription drugs advertised on TV. The prices won't actually be shown in the TV commercials but the advertisement will include a website where the list price will be posted. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
October 15, 2018 - 9:41 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry's main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in commercials,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Consumer and health care groups say they’re trying to block a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs. Republican leaders were saying little about behind-the-scenes discussions on Sept. 21,, but a spokesman for Pelosi calls it a “a multi-billion dollar handout to Big Pharma.” (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 21, 2018 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs. Republicans...
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September 14, 2018 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for people with mental illness and HIV are joining other consumer groups in a lawsuit to block one of the Trump administration's main approaches for making low-cost health insurance more widely available. The case filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.,...
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This undated photo provided by Intermountain Healthcare in September 2015 shows Dan Liljenquist, chairman of the Civica Rx board. This new generic drug company, launched by several major hospital groups on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, plans to tackle chronic shortages and high prices of widely used medications. (Intermountain Healthcare via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 12:11 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several major hospital groups Thursday launched their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices. The new company, Civica Rx, plans to start with 14 widely used hospital drugs long in short supply. The company isn't disclosing the drugs' names for...
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September 04, 2018 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 1 about negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michael Best Strategies is a law firm. It is a consulting company and the lobbying arm of the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. A...
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President Donald Trump waves to members of the media after arriving on Air Force One, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. Watching is Air Force Col. Samuel Chesnut. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 01, 2018 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it "will be out" of a revised North American trade agreement unless it's "fair" to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress "interfere" with the negotiations. "There is no political...
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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the media during a break in trade talk negotiations at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 31, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc broke up Friday and will resume next week with the two longtime allies divided over such issues as Canada's dairy market and U.S. efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. President Donald Trump notified Congress...
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