• Opinion: For cancer patients, Trump's drug pricing proposal falls short

    4 monthes ago - By STAT

    President Trump's long-awaited plan to reduce the costs of prescription drugs calls for a comprehensive set of reforms , including redesigning the patent system to prevent drug monopolies, uncloaking the role of pharmacy benefit managers , and charging foreign governments more for brand name drugs. He also proposed bringing more negotiation tactics into Medicare Part D and Part B, which cover most cancer therapies.
    In the abstract, these approaches seem to make sense. But as oncologists, we see how they play out in the clinic and how they affect patients. While we support an effort to...
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