Tag Archives: Politics
By Guest Blogger | Published: April 23, 2013
by Tom Norton Of the many issues involved with the actual implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, aka, “Obamacare”, few are more intriguing to me than those that personally impact Members of Congress (MOCs). Here’s a good example of what I’m talking about — Today, on Capitol Hill, MOCs, along with thousands of their personal [...]
By Jill Wechsler | Published: March 12, 2013
The greatly feared federal budget sequestration mandate went into effect March 1, and, initially, the impact was fairly muted. The stock market soared, employment rose and government workers continued on their jobs. Federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), launched initiatives to comply with the mandated 5% across-the-board cut in spending (in reality [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: May 11, 2012
A keynote speaker at the 9thAnnual SaS Health Care & Life Sciences Executive Conference on May 10, ‘disruptive’ author of The Innovator’s Dilemma and Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen sat down with PharmExec to discuss the future of the pharmaceutical industry, and what Mitt Romney could bring to the White House.
By Ben Comer | Published: September 7, 2011
A trade group representing the largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) has proposed a way to trim $100 billion in government costs for prescription drugs over 10 years. To the pharmaceutical industry, that trim might look more like a beheading.