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Merck CEO sees legal challenge if U.S. adopts drug pricing based on other countries

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Merck & Co Chief Executive Ken Frazier said on Thursday a rule to base the price the U.S. government pays for some prescription drugs in it Medicare program on lower prices in other countries would face legal challenges if adopted. FILE PHOTO: Ken Frazier, Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co., speaks… Read More »

U.S. drugmakers file lawsuit against requiring drug prices in TV ads

FILE PHOTO: Used blister packets that contained medicines, tablets and pills are seen, in this picture illustration taken June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce/Illustration (Reuters) – U.S. drugmakers filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a new government regulation that would require them to disclose the list price of prescription drugs in direct-to-consumer television advertisements. The lawsuit… Read More »

Mexican cartels using border migrant crisis to distract agents from drug smuggling, Carroll says

Mexican cartels are using the migrant crisis at the southern border to overwhelm U.S. agents stationed there so they can smuggle drugs across with greater ease, said James Carroll, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. “These drug traffickers, they’re smart, they know what they’re doing,” said Carroll during an appearance… Read More »