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Kaiser Health News Coverage of Prescription Drug Issues

Kaiser Health News regularly reports on news and issues involving prescription drugs and their costs. This page features some of their projects on related topics.

The High Cost Of Hope: When The Parallel Interests Of Pharma And Families Collide, September 7, 2018

Insulin’s High Cost Leads To Deadly Rationing, September 7, 2018

States Looking To Tax Opioids Pin Hopes On November Elections, September 6, 2018

Purdue Pharma’s Sales Pitch Downplayed Risks Of Opioid Addiction, August 17, 2018

Clinicians Who Learn Of A Patient’s Opioid Death Modestly Cut Back On Prescriptions, August 10, 2018

Pharmacy-Made Pain Creams Flagged On Fears Of Medicare Fraud And Risk, August 9, 2018

Medicaid Expansion Making Diabetes Meds More Accessible To Poor, August 6, 2018

Inexpensive Nerve Drug Often Abused As Opioid Epidemic Grows, August 2, 2018

To Tame Prescription Prices, HHS Dips A Toe Into Drug Importation Stream, August 1, 2018

Drug Trade Group Quietly Spends ‘Dark Money’ To Sway Policy And Voters, July 30, 2018

Déjà Voodoo: Pharma’s Promises To Curb Drug Prices Have Been Heard Before, July 25, 2018

Out-Of-Pocket Costs Put HIV Prevention Drug Out Of Reach For Many At Risk, July 3, 2018

Drugmakers Blamed For Blocking Generics Have Jacked Up Prices And Cost U.S. Billions, May 23, 2018

How a Drug Company Under Pressure for High Prices Ratchets Up Political Activity, April 28, 2018

Patient Advocacy Groups Take In Millions From Drugmakers. Is There A Payback?, April 6, 2018

Graphic: Opioid Painkiller Is Top Prescription In 10 States, March 22, 2018

Patients Overpay For Prescriptions 23% Of The Time, Analysis Shows, March 13, 2018

Of ‘Miracles’ And Money: Why Hemophilia Drugs Are So Expensive, March 8, 2018

KHN On NPR: The Uniquely American Problem Of High Prescription Drug Costs, February 12, 2018

As States Target High Drug Prices, Pharma Targets State Lawmakers, February 1, 2018

Big Pharma Greets Hundreds Of Ex-Federal Workers At The ‘Revolving Door’, January 25, 2018

Drug Industry Spent Millions To Squelch Talk About High Drug Prices, December 19, 2017


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