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Congress

DTC Advertising

“List Prices in DTC Ads” Proposal Reintroduced After Aduhelm Pricing Decision

“List Prices in DTC Ads” Proposal Reintroduced After Aduhelm Pricing Decision

June 29, 2021 – In the wake of the FDA granting a controversial accelerated approval for Biogen’s aducanumab (Aduhelm) – and Biogen’s decision to set the list price for the drug for Alzheimer’s disease at $56,000 per year despite equivocal evidence of efficacy – members of Congress are introducing drug pricing legislation, calling for hearings, […]

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Washington Focus

Marketing Tax, Pricing Limits, Other Measures May Pass as Add-ons to Omnibus Bills

Marketing Tax, Pricing Limits, Other Measures May Pass as Add-ons to Omnibus Bills

Jan. 5, 2021 – The just-enacted COVID-19 relief bill may be a harbinger of what is to come in 2021 for drug pricing and marketing tax proposals, according to Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director Jon Bigelow. In a memo to Coalition members and industry leaders, Bigelow noted that it had been fairly clear weeks […]

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Legislative

Emergency Relief Package Yields Increased FDA Funding, OTC Revisions

Emergency Relief Package Yields Increased FDA Funding, OTC Revisions

March 30, 2020 – In addition to providing millions of Americans and many industries with financial support during the coronavirus outbreak, the emergency relief bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump on Friday accrues additional funding for the Food and Drug Administration’s coronavirus efforts and makes important changes to how […]

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Washington Focus

Holcombe: ‘Hill Staffers Are Incredibly and Shockingly Important’

Holcombe: ‘Hill Staffers Are Incredibly and Shockingly Important’

Aug. 19, 2019 – As presidential hopefuls discuss the possible merits of “Medicare for All” and other healthcare reforms, discourse in the nation’s capital has deteriorated to the point where “no one talks to each other,” according to Kay Holcombe, who recently retired as senior vice president for science policy at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. […]

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Washington Focus

“Privacy for America” Formed to Tackle Data Privacy Protections, Legislation

“Privacy for America” Formed to Tackle Data Privacy Protections, Legislation

April 15, 2019 – As the debate over consumer data privacy continues and digital marketing has become increasing complex, a new “Privacy for America” coalition has formed to work with Congress to support “enactment of groundbreaking comprehensive federal consumer data privacy and security legislation,” according to an April 8 press release. The group is designed […]

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Washington Focus

Bigelow: Divided Government Means Danger for Pharma in 2019

Bigelow: Divided Government Means Danger for Pharma in 2019

Jan. 7, 2019 – As the new members of Congress get to work in a now-divided government, the healthcare communications industry needs to remain engaged and vigilant, warns Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director Jon Bigelow. Although Wall Street seems to think that a divided government – with the House and Senate controlled by different […]

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Washington Focus

Midterms Delivered Divided Government, New Players

Midterms Delivered Divided Government, New Players

Nov. 30, 2018 – The 2018 midterm elections resulted in a divided Congress, questions about possible agency changes, and uncertainty related to drug pricing policy and the Affordable Care Act, according to Kate Rawson, senior editor, Prevision Policy and The RPM Report, who spoke at the Coalition for Healthcare Communication’s “2018 Post-election Conference on Healthcare […]

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Washington Focus

The Marketing Implications of Tax Reform

The Marketing Implications of Tax Reform

By John Kamp, Coalition for Healthcare Communication Executive Director May 11, 2017 – Although no one seems to like the new Trump/Ryan healthcare bill, House staffers now (finally) are preparing for the next big Republican effort – overhauling the tax system for both individuals and corporations. Like healthcare, everyone seems to agree that an overhaul […]

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CHC News

Kamp: Three Ways Congress Could Suppress DTC or All Medical Marketing

Kamp: Three Ways Congress Could Suppress DTC or All Medical Marketing

Coalition Commentary by Executive Director John Kamp April 17, 2017 — Agencies, media and clients all need to watch closely as this Congress looks to regulate medical manufacturers’ real or perceived excess profits, or at least bring down the cost of medical products for citizens. So far, the political heat on medicine companies has not […]

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