Additional consolidation in the health care industry is underway. Concerns about consolidation creating oversized companies naturally escalate in segments of the health care industry such as pharmaceuticals, distribution and insurance. A recent AMA study found that the prices of labor, pharmaceuticals, devices and administrative costs explain the almost double cost of health care in the […]
With the acquisition of PillPack, Amazon played another card in its high stakes contest of elbowing its way into retail pharmacy. Amazon has long been expected to make a move into the pharmacy space, and the 64,000 US retail pharmacies are not pleased to see Amazon sticking its big nose under their tent. Assuming that […]
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to enact important reforms to rules related to children’s educational programming on broadcast television, but detractors are spreading misinformation in an attempt to undermine this effort. To read the op-ed, visit the Daily Caller.
The 1990 Children’s Television Act recommended broadcast TV stations to include some educational programming for children (so called KidVid). Six years later, the Congressional tone had become strident and the FCC demanded mandatory compliance on KidVid specifications covering amount of programming, scheduling, and a ban on adverts. Failure to comply would mean failure to qualify […]
Earlier this year, the House removed a bipartisan generic drug measure from an act approving the federal budget. The Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act is pro-consumer legislation. CREATES gives generic drug makers sufficient paid access to enough samples of the patent drug that they need to complete formal FDA equivalency […]
The opioid epidemic has grown to become a critical problem in communities across the country. While many levels of government and a variety of task forces are working to find ways to tackle it, one easy way to help would be to close off unchecked shipments from foreign countries, like China, through the U.S. Postal […]
Today, forty-five organizations sent a letter to the US Senate calling for an end to the anticompetitive abuses that block competitive market entry by generic drug makers, which work to keep drug prices higher. A copy of the letter is available here.
Silicone is ubiquitous in our everyday lives; it’s found in millions of products we come into contact with every day, from sunroofs and smartphones to personal care products and medical devices. Yet efforts are underway, primarily in Europe, to impose draconian regulations on silicone products in the name of environmental protection. But advocates of restrictions […]
Today, as the hurricane season officially begins, it is good to review a few planning ideas essential for safety, particularly relating to communications during an emergency. The following are a few tips to consider in preparation of the storm: Have a Plan Now You should have a plan for protecting your family and coordinating with […]
If you considered having a bottle of soda pop while grilling this Memorial Day Holiday, It’s time to take pause. In January 2017, Philadelphia became one of the first localities in the country to impose a specific tax on sweetened beverages. Imposing an onerous tax on a particular category of food or beverage constitutes an […]