Latest Prescription drug costs News

Colorado legislation would expand foreign drug imports

Apr. 07, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to add more countries to a state program that imports prescription drugs from Canada. The state House Health and Insurance committee passed a bill Wednesday that would expand the program if the federal program is...

Lamont, Baker tout similar plans to curb high drug costs

Apr. 06, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

The Democratic governor of Connecticut and the Republican governor of Massachusetts joined forces Tuesday to publicly pitch similar legislative proposals for curbing prescription drug costs, plans that would financially penalize drug manufacturers for excessive price increases. ...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 05, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Fixing PFAS notification problems shouldn’t take discussion They just don’t get it. Weeks ago, after a Record-Eagle reporter unearthed a massive procedural flaw in how...

Millennial Money: Prepare for COVID medical bills this year

Mar. 30, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

Testing and vaccination for the coronavirus is free thanks to laws passed last year. Treatment isn’t, however, and may be about to get more expensive. A new vaccine is in production, millions of doses are being administered daily and President Joe Biden says there will...

Evers signs bill designed to lower prescription drug costs

Mar. 26, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Friday signed into law a plan designed to lower prescription drug costs in Wisconsin. The bill Evers signed sets new requirements for pharmacy benefit managers. They negotiate prices with drug manufacturers on behalf of insurers....

House OKs bills for transparency in pharmacies, health care

Mar. 24, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A series of bills that aim to make getting medication and medical care easier, more affordable and transparent passed the Michigan House Wednesday. One area of concern has been the growing cost of insulin to manage diabetes. According to the state...

Colorado lawmakers unveil public-run health insurance bill

Mar. 18, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Setting up one of the most contentious issues of Colorado’s 2021 legislative session, Democratic state lawmakers announced they are introducing a public health care option bill on Thursday that’s intended to drive down insurance costs for individuals and small businesses...

Becerra confirmed to shepherd Biden's ambitious health plans

Mar. 18, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as President Joe Biden's health secretary, filling a key position in the administration's coronavirus response and its ambitious push to lower drug costs, expand insurance coverage, and eliminate...

Colorado Legislature to consider panel to limit drug costs

Mar. 09, 2021 19:15 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A bill introduced in Colorado would establish a panel of experts to investigate drug cost increases and then set perimeters on prices for the most expensive prescriptions, state officials said. The bill was introduced on Monday and is...

Senate OKs bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs for some

Mar. 05, 2021 15:14 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Friday aimed at delivering financial relief for many Kentuckians by capping their out-of-pocket costs for insulin. The bill is potentially one step away from clearing the General Assembly after winning Senate...