pharmaceutical

Louis Morano knows what he needs, and he knows where to get it.

Morano, 29, has done seven stints in rehab for opioid addiction in the past 15 years. So, he has come to a mobile medical clinic parked on a corner of Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, in the geographical heart of the city's overdose crisis. People call the mobile clinic the "bupe bus."

It was expected to be a perfunctory statehouse meeting — three lobbyists and a legislator discussing a proposal to educate Louisiana doctors about the price of drugs they prescribe.

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Some cities, counties and school districts in Florida and around the country are helping their employees buy cheap prescription drugs from Canada and overseas.

Experts Tell Congress How To Cut Drug Prices

Dec 12, 2017
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The nation’s most influential science advisory group will tell Congress today that the U.S. pharmaceutical market is not sustainable and needs to change.

There are many moving parts in the nation’s ongoing health care debate. One of the most embattled at the moment is the pharmaceutical industry. Now those companies have launched a counter-offensive to try and repair their tarnished image.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has accused a handful of Tallahassee doctors who they say enjoyed lavish parties and took thousands of dollars in kickbacks from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., the Tampa Bay Times reports.  The lawsuit says the doctors defrauded Medicaid by overprescribing Novartis drugs.