Drug Pricing

A New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug at What Price?

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A New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug at What Price?
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By Kate Greenwood Cross-Posted at Bill of Health This summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve the first entries in a new class of drugs that lower patients’ low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels by more than half, even those patients who are already taking other cholesterol-lowering medication. The new drugs are […]

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New Disclosure Law Shines Light on Prescribing Practices

New Disclosure Law Shines Light on Prescribing Practices
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By Jordan Paradise This week, the New York Times reported that ophthalmologists who were paid to promote Genentech’s drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) were among the top billers of the drug to federal programs, exceeding the prescribing amounts of more than 75% of their peers.  Lucentis, approved in 2006 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is indicated […]

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We’re Back!

We’re Back!
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Here at Seton Hall Law, the halls are filled with the sounds of students again, which means our summer-long blog hiatus has come to an end.  We’re excited to get back to blogging at Health Reform Watch! As always, the blog will feature analysis and commentary from Seton Hall’s health law faculty and Recommended Reading […]

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Why Reduce Health Care Costs?

Why Reduce Health Care Costs?
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One rare point of elite consensus is that the US needs to reduce health care costs. Frightening graphs expose America as a spendthrift outlier. Before he decamped to Citigroup, the President’s OMB director warned about how important it was to “bend the cost curve.” The President’s opponents are even more passionate about austerity. Journalists and […]

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Discount Prescription Program Available To Some Locals

Filed in Drug Pricing by on April 20, 2011 0 Comments
Discount Prescription Program Available To Some Locals
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Listen up, Hoboken, Newark, and Orange residents.  There’s a new prescription discount program in town: Coast2Coast Rx Card.  Well, the program isn’t all that new to the area: Newark launched it last year and Hoboken launched it in January.  However, I didn’t learn about Coast2Coast Rx Card until I filled a prescription at my local […]

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