Tag Archives: Government

U.S. government proposes rule overhauling drug industry rebate system

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his side in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday proposed a rule to end the industry-wide system of after-market… Read More »

Not Fake News! A Trump Administration Rule Models Government Civility

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON  A Trump administration regulation issued just hours before the partial federal shutdown offers quiet hope for civility in government. What happened, on its face, was simple: an update of the rules governing a particular Medicare program. In today’s dyspeptic political climate, however, what didn’t happen along the way was truly remarkable – and may… Read More »

Government Investigation Finds Flaws In the FDA’s Orphan Drug Program

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). The Food and Drug Administration has failed to ensure that drugs given prized rare-disease status meet the intent of a 35-year-old law, federal officials revealed in a report today. The Government Accountability Office, which spent more than a year investigating the… Read More »