Maine could soon prohibit parents from citing religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccinating their children, making the U.S. state one of a half dozen cracking down during the nations’ largest measles outbreak in 25 years.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform launched an investigation into prescription drug pricing practices.
U.S. House Republicans proposed to delay or suspend several taxes under former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, including a tax on medical devices and the so-called “Cadillac” tax on generous health insurance plans.
The trade group representing U.S. drugmakers filed a lawsuit to stop California from implementing a law aimed at reining in prescription drug prices.
Alex Azar – a former drug industry exec who Republicans nominated to run the Department of Health and Human Services – promised to lower drug prices that he said are too high, saying he would look at abuse of patent laws that delays generic competition.
Maryland lawmakers have passed a first-in-the-nation measure that lets the state attorney general sue generic drug makers that sharply raise prices in a move aimed at fighting “price gouging.”
A potentially lengthy U.S. legislative fight over replacement of the Obamacare health law got underway as two House of Representatives committees begin negotiating over changes to a Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump.
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to support sweeping legislation that will reshape the way the Food and Drug Administration approves new medicines.