Judge halts rule requiring drug prices in TV ads

Judge halts rule requiring drug prices in TV ads

A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a new rule that would force pharma companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in TV advertising. The judge ruled in favor of companies including Merck, Eli Lilly and Amgen, which argued the rule would confuse consumers by forcing them to disclose a price irrelevant to patients with insurance.

Scorpio 8 months

Why do these judges try to put a stop to everything Trump does?

CoLpOeSnED 8 months

so the drug companies are reliant on our insurance to cover the costs.... they should compete to lower the cost

michael zubas
michael zubas 8 months

fuck this judge! but srsly. we have to get this into Law it seems.

Paul C
Paul C 8 months

I have read the following sentence at least 5 times trying to see how it makes any sense at all: "Drugmakers have long argued that list prices do not reflect the actual cost of drugs as they do not take into account discounts and rebates negotiated with health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to ensure patient access to the medicines." Why not just make the prices lower? Can someone please explain it to me?

Hannibal 8 months

Big Pharma money mostly goes to Democrats. Is it any wonder Obamacare stayed far away from touching drug prices whilst placing taxes on tanning salons? Obama judge rubber stamps anything the messiah executive orders but stonewalls the God emperor?

Havoc44 8 months

Obama judge strikes again

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 8 months

Huh it may confuse people... kind of like it already does? Why don’t they list the price without insurance and with a few of the major insurance networks. Shouldn’t people have access to how much their medication costs?

Stefan Bißle
Stefan Bißle 8 months

So literally a line by the price: Prices will vary by insurance. Problem solved, if the customer doesn't understand this, then I propose they shouldn't be handling their own healthcare.

Sir_Kutz 8 months

Their argument that pricing in “irreverent” to those with insurance shows they really are not concerned with the public at all. And that the public is too stupid to be able to tell them the truth. Bs.

FirstCensorshipThenJail 8 months

Communist activist judges that ignore the law and the constitution and just make shit up have got to go. Dump, impeach, fire all the Democrats, the American communist party, the party founded by the KKK, in public office, today. Hillary's Blackshirts(ANTIFA) communists street thugs.  The communist shock troops of the Democratic party, the communist party of the United States, the party of the KKK. Time to remove the violent communist activists from the media and public office.

Brandon Miles
Brandon Miles 8 months

The Ad could easily state beside the price that the price is not reflective of insurance prices. They're just trying to keep the American people from being able to see their greed full scale.

Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris 8 months

big pharma is the real political collusion

Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris 8 months

wait wait wait.....the dems argue that health care is a right for everyone. why are we paying for medication?

Nigel Savoie
Nigel Savoie 8 months

Wow I'm so shocked.

david dindu
david dindu 8 months

then i guess we should go single payer. that way there will be no confusion on the price

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