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Nathan Taylor at his home in Tomball, Tex., just outside Houston, last month. When Mr. Taylor fills his prescription each month for Adderall XR, an attention-deficit medication, his insurance company refuses to cover the generic version. Credit Scott Dalton for The New York Times

This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and...

An employee of Kaléo, the manufacturer of Evzio, the injectable overdose treatment, demonstrating how to use the product. Credit Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch, via Associated Press

This article is a collaboration between The Times and ProPublica, the independent nonprofit investigative-journalism organization.

A company that manages prescription drug pl...

Continuing public concerns over high-priced hepatitis C drugs are taking a new twist as Louisiana’s top health official proposes using an obscure federal patent law to get the medicines at a much lower cost. If successful, other states could reap the benefits.

Covering treatment for the 35,000 uninsured and Medicaid-
dependent residents with hepatitis C wo...

March 27, 2017

HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, March 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL), today announced the U.S. launch of Desvenlafaxine Extended-release Tablets, 50 mg and 100 mg, a generic version of Pfizer's Pristiq® Tablets. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Appli...

March 27, 2017

JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 16, 2017-- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced the launch of the Authorized Generic of Minastrin® 24 Fe1 (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol tablets and ferrous fumarate tablets) 1 mg/20 mcg in the U.S.


The Authorized Generic of Minastrin® 24 Fe is an estrogen/progestin combin...

March 21, 2017

Ranking Finance Democrat Introduces Bill to Shine a Light on PBM Rebates in Medicare

C-THRU Act Would Also Ensure Savings are Passed Along to Seniors​

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today introduced legislation that would, for the first time, require Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in Medicare to disclose their aggr...

March 10, 2017

The generic epinephrine auto-injector is easy to use1 and contains the same active medicine as EpiPen®. Here's a video on how to use the epinephrine auto-injector, provided by Lineage Therapeutics, Inc.

Lowest Cash Price Epinephrine Auto-Injector Now Available at CVS Pharmacy®

Patients with life-threatening allergies need immediate access to injectable epin...

January 26, 2017

The Curious Case of Duexis

Approximately 13% of health care expenditures in the United States are for prescription drugs pending, nearly $420 billion in 2015. 1 High-priced pharmaceuticals,
therapies that cost more than $600 per month, are projected to eclipse 50% of total drug spending by 2018.2 Price increases for these therapies have been persistent, wi...

December 3, 2016

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) is calling for congressional hearings into the soaring prices for EpiPens. Here's what Klobuchar said in announcing her push for hearings: "This outrageous increase in the price of EpiPens is occurring at the same time that Mylan Pharmaceutical is exploiting a monopoly market advantage that has fallen into its lap. Patient...

October 24, 2016

Spending on prescription drugs continues to be one of the biggest drivers pushing health care costs upward.

Slideshow: The 10 Most Frequently Prescribed Drugs in America

Specialty drugs get a lot of attention when it comes to higher costs, although price increases are occurring across the board. Specialty drug prices are projected to increase 18.7 percent n...

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