Obama Proposes Medicare Officials Be Allowed To Negotiate Prices with Drug Manufacturers

Within President Obama’s budget request to Congress, he simultaneously proposes the development of drugs to treat individual patients and their personal genetic characteristics, while also expressing concern about costs for both consumers and the Medicare program.

For that reason, he has proposed that Medicare officials be able to negotiate drug prices with manufacturers.

Currently, this is against the law, but perhaps that […]

How Social Ventures Can Advance Public Health And Social Care

As the recent party conferences and Scottish referendum have proved, health and social care are at the centre of political attention – and will be crucial in general election campaigns. This is with good reason: we are in a period of challenges where health services are concerned. Many NHS trusts are already significantly in deficit, and the strain is beginning to show across the country.

What […]