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Trump Battle Over Drug Prices Heats Up

July 24, 2018

The Trump administration is taking credit for a series of announcements by drug companies to freeze drug prices for the remainder of 2018, arguing it is proof that the president’s tough talk is leading to results. Read More

Insurance Agency M&As reach Second-Highest Total On Record

July 24, 2018

At least 280 insurance agency mergers and acquisitions were announced during the first half of 2018, according to OPTIS Partners’ M&A database, making it the second-highest six month total. This year’s deals trailed off compared to the first half of 2017 when 333 transactions were reported. Read More

PhRMA Lobby Spend Grows to $15.5M in the First Half of 2018

July 24, 2018

As the pharmaceutical industry faces potential pricing reform and continued criticism from patient advocates and members of Congress, the industry's top trade group spent $15.5 million lobbying in the first half, an 11.5% increase compared with the same period last year. Read More

AHIP: Rebates Not Driving Rise In Drug Pricing

July 24, 2018

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is fighting back against recent claims that drug rebates have been the primary driver of the rising cost of prescriptions, releasing their own report Friday about the impact of the discounts. Read More