Pfizer hikes cost of 100 drugs

Pfizer has increased the price of some of its better-known drugs, including the erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra. The increases, which took effect July 1, are just over 9 percent on average, well above the rate of inflation, which is about 2 percent. It’s...

Right-to-Try Law Signed

On May 30, President Trump signed a bill into law allowing terminally ill patients access to potentially lifesaving drugs before they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This bill, referred to as right-to-try legislation, provides an unprecedented...

Current Trends in Opioid Prescriptions

Current Trends in Opioid Prescriptions President Trump in late August declared that he considered opioids to be “a national emergency,” thereby increasing the intensity of an already bright spotlight on the current state of opioid prescriptions in the United States....

Cigna to Purchase Express Scripts

The health insurance giant Cigna said on Thursday that it had agreed to buy the pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts for $67 billion in cash and stock, including the assumption of $15 billion in debt. The transaction adds to a string of deals in the health care...