What do FIFA and Pharma have in common? They’re both corrupt!
1. Common sense in the Commonwealth
This week, Patients For Affordable Drugs Now launched an ad campaign in support of plans from Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and the state Senate to tackle high drug prices. — (The Boston Globe)
2. Oh, come on
Patients For Affordable Drugs Now submitted a letter to the FTC to request an investigation into suspected biologic and PBM antitrust behavior keeping lower-priced biosimilars out of patients’ reach. — (Axios)
3. Big Pharma on the stand
The DOJ wants a jury trial for Mallinckrodt, the company at the heart of a 97,000 percent price spike for a gel mainly used to treat infant seizures. — (CNN)
4. David update
David Mitchell, our founder, who lives with multiple myeloma, recorded a video message this week with an update on his cancer. — (Twitter)
5. How do you lower drug prices?
GOP senators have asked PhRMA how they should lower drug prices. We have predicted PhRMA’s Magic 8 Ball answer: “Better not tell you now.” — (The Hill)