Trump drug pricing plan

Drugmakers start putting their list prices online

Drug companies are making good on their vow to post their prices online, part of an attempt to keep the Trump administration from imposing even more stringent rules on price transparency, Bloomberg reports.

The bottom line: This is a response to the administration's proposal to require drugmakers to include list prices in TV ads. Some experts say that making patients go online is not the equivalent of requiring TV ad disclosures. "If your aim is transparency, those prices need to be upfront and not require additional action from the patient," Connecture's Jim Yocum told Bloomberg.

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GOP senators take a sharp left turn on drug prices

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley speaks from behind a podium as Sen. Rick Scott stands next to him and listens.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL). Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Freshman GOP Sens. Rick Scott and Josh Hawley introduced a new drug pricing bill last week that could have been written by Bernie Sanders, and it's not being attacked by GOP leadership.

The bottom line: The bill would, among other things, ban drug companies from charging Americans a higher list price than they charge consumers in Canada, France, the U.K., Japan or Germany.