Tag: pharmaceutical companies
As the Opioid Epidemic Worsens, We Must Look at Free Market Solutions
Prior to covid-19, it was the opioid epidemic that worried U.S. officials, with reports showing that the abuse of opioids nationwide was contributing to increased healthcare costs and overdose deaths. In 2020, however, things changed. With covid came lockdowns, and with the lockdowns came unemployment, isolation, and depression.  By early 2021, the Centers for...
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To Make Drugs More Affordable, President Trump Should Focus on Price Competition
President Trump has tried seemingly everything to lower prescription drug prices. In 2018 alone, he established an international pricing index to prevent overcharging from foreign drug producers, targeted drug rebates between producers and middlemen, and granted Medicare Part D plans more authority to negotiate drug prices. Despite these and other efforts, the prices for thousands of...
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The Pharmaceutical Industry and Access to Medicines
Having written critically about a decision made by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to reject a donation of vaccines by Pfizer, Inc., I am grateful for a new report which ranks research-based pharmaceutical companies on a number of measurements of how they make medicines available to patients in low-income countries. Jointly funded by the...
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