The Week in Review in Drug Pricing

Welcome to the week in drug pricing news — no redactions.

1. Big Pharma: "We are going to put prices on our websites*"

  • *In the least clear way possible, and also, in pastels. — (STAT)

2. The Big Pharma tax windfall goes to…

3. Main-ahs look into wicked high prices

  • A packet of bills would give Maine options to lower drug prices for patients. Four of those Mainers testified this week in favor of reforms. — (Maine Public)

4. Constituent: “Hi, I’m not calling about the Mueller report.”

  • Freshman Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D, IL-14) is a former nurse who wants to use her health care expertise to lower drug prices. New GOPers like Josh Hawley (R-MO) are interested in lowering drug costs, too. — (The Daily Herald & Axios)

5.  Let’s make a deal.

  • In his first 100 days in office, California Governor Gavin Newsom is making waves by outlining a plan to negotiate with drug corporations for lower prices. — (The San Francisco Chronicle)