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HHS

DTC Advertising

Mandated Drug Pricing Disclosures in DTC Ads Loom Large

Mandated Drug Pricing Disclosures in DTC Ads Loom Large

Sept. 10, 2018 – Movement toward mandating that drug companies include product prices in consumer-directed ads continues this fall as Congress and the Trump administration push for greater transparency in drug pricing. On Aug. 23, the Senate voted to include an amendment sponsored by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to a spending […]

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Legislative

House Appropriations Bill Does Not Include Authorization of Mandatory Drug Prices in Ads

House Appropriations Bill Does Not Include Authorization of Mandatory Drug Prices in Ads

July 13, 2018 – On the “no news is good news” front, the House Appropriations Committee voted this week on next year’s funding level for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) without taking up an amendment to give HHS and FDA explicit authority to mandate drug list prices in consumer advertising. “What […]

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Legislative

Azar Says FDA Has Authority to Require List Prices in Drug Ads

Azar Says FDA Has Authority to Require List Prices in Drug Ads

June 13, 2018 – At a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions hearing on drug pricing held yesterday, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar told the committee that it is his belief that “we have the authority to require list price disclosure in TV ads,” as proposed in the […]

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General

HHS’ Azar Lists Drug Pricing as One of Four Top HHS Priorities

HHS’ Azar Lists Drug Pricing as One of Four Top HHS Priorities

Feb. 20, 2018 – In President Donald J. Trump’s FY 2019 Budget, drug pricing is one of the top priorities for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “The President’s budget makes investments and reforms that are vital to making our health and human services programs work for […]

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Washington Focus

FDA Appears Subject to Some Exemptions from Hiring Freeze

FDA Appears Subject to Some Exemptions from Hiring Freeze

Feb. 13, 2017 – A memo sent to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) division heads last week from HHS Acting Deputy Secretary Colleen Barros attempts to better define exemptions from the federal hiring freeze imposed by President Donald Trump on Jan. 23, and may provide some relief to the FDA, which has hundreds […]

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