Oregonians pay on average 10 times more for top-selling brand name drugs The 20 top prescription drugs that paid off their rivals to keep generics off the market resulted in average delays of five years that left patients paying up to 33 times as much for brand names, according to a report released Thursday from the Oregon State Public Interest Group and Community Catalyst. The drugs listed include some common prescriptions: Lipitor, Tamoxifen and Cipro.
July 11, 2013 - The Oregonian
Dan Burton in Indianapolis Star We negotiate on everything,Burton said on the House floor. "We negotiated on Cipro not too long ago. ...... We negotiated on all kinds of military equipment, and for us to say we can't negotiate on pharmaceuticals is just crazy."
Pete Stark in Chicago Tribune The Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act requires the secretary of health and human services to negotiate a better deal, much as former Secretary Tommy Thompson negotiated deep discounts for Cipro in President Bush's first term,...