Georgia patients deserve relief from rising drug prices
By Della “Trip” Stoner Price gouging by large, brand-name pharmaceutical companies has sparked a crisis of affordability for Georgia patients — a crisis that demands action from our elected officials in Washington. Insulin, a medication that I, like the approximately 1.1 million other Georgians living with diabetes, need every day to... Read more
Commentary: Reform drug discount program
Discounts on prescription drugs are a great thing for patients. They can also help hospitals. The 340B Drug Discount Program, in fact, requires drug companies to give deep price breaks to federally funded clinics and hospitals that serve many uninsured and vulnerable patients. But state Rep. Kim Schofield, in... Read more
We must fix federal drug discount program
By State Rep. Kim Schofield Federally sponsored health care programs often start with the best intentions and have the potential to be successful in reducing the cost of quality health care across the nation. The 340B Drug Discount Program was created by Congress in 1992. The program requires that... Read more
Trump headlines emotional Atlanta summit on opioid crisis
President Trump told a drug abuse summit Wednesday in Atlanta that he and his administration will “never stop until our job is done’’ in solving the nation’s opioid crisis. Trump called the opioid epidemic a “terrible menace’’ and highlighted steps that his administration has taken in battling the problem.... Read more
Commentary: Creative use of data helps fight the opioid epidemic
Overdose deaths from opioids, including prescription opioids and heroin, have increased almost six times since 1999. Overdoses involving opioids killed more than 47,000 people in 2017, and a third of those deaths involved prescription medications. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has expanded its data tool involving opioid prescriptions. Its update to... Read more

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