According to the proposal, TV commercials would have to state in legible type the list price set by the manufacturer for all drugs costing more than $35 per month or for a standard course of treatment, such as for an antibiotic.
Azar on Monday said the drug industry "remains resistant to providing real transparency" on pricing.
"We will not wait for an industry with so many conflicting and perverse incentives to reform itself", Azar said at the National Academy of Medicine's annual forum. "And they deserve to know this every time they see a drug advertised to them on TV". The Health and Human Services Department says the rule would apply to any company advertising on television for prescription drug and biological products paid for by Medicare or Medicaid. HHS said it would maintain a public list of drug advertisements that do not comply.
It did not pledge to include the list price in commercials, arguing that they do not reflect the final amount paid by patients as it excludes rebates and discounts drugmakers may offer. And patients with high-deductibles plans or no insurance sometimes pay full price. Almost half of Americans are in high-deductible health plans, HHS said. But whether the plan would prompt drug companies to lower prices remains to be seen.
There's a New Royal Baby On the Way
Diana, Alice and Arthur are the early favourites to be the name of the new baby, who will be seventh in line to the throne. One of the highlights of the trip will be to see the Invictus Games to be held in Sydney from October 20-27.
PhRMA CEO Stephen J. Ubl and others in the trade group said they believe requiring list prices in ads would violate the companies' First Amendment free speech rights. Officials said they would enforce the rule using both public shaming - a list would be published of companies that defy the regulation - and legal action.
Patients for Affordable Drugs, an advocacy group funded by foundations, called PhRMA's website choice "a transparent attempt to pre-empt full disclosure of list prices in ads", adding that it doesn't think disclosing list prices will reduce patients' costs.
Drug companies were clearly trying to fend off any government regulation.
"We appreciate their effort", Azar said.
Azar shot back that list prices were, indeed, meaningful for consumers - similar to the sticker price on an automobile. "But placing information on a website is not the same as putting it right in an ad".
There's a Gofundme account set up to help Kelsey's family bring her back home to the inland empire and help with funeral costs. After the incident, Quayle was moved to another hospital, where she was put on life support due to severe brain damage.
Next, we see Tip in the Oval Office, and enters in Melania with a long jacket with the words "I really don't care do u". T.I. has never been tightlipped about his disdain towards 45, and he's ready to go ALL out now, for the culture.
Dans cette affaire, un jeune majeur et un mineur ont été mis en examen pour tentative d'homicide volontaire et écroués. C'est aux alentours de 18 heures 50, rue de la Rochefoucault, qu'une rixe a éclaté entre les deux bandes.
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Given one final play from the 21, needing a touchdown, they opted against the traditional throw into the end zone. If Jackson caught that toss off the bounce, Damontae Kazee probably makes the stop around the 2-yard line.