THE HILL: Drug companies spend millions on lobbying as Congress tries to rein in high drug prices

By Jessie Hellmann Prescription drug companies and trade groups shelled out millions of dollars to lobby Congress as it considered legislation aimed at reining in skyrocketing drug prices, according to new lobbying disclosure reports. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) — the trade group representing branded drug companies — spent $6.2 million on […]

CNN: Big Pharma is abusing patents, and it’s hurting Americans

The American patent system has, since our nation’s founding, served as a cornerstone of innovation.

BIOSPACE: Follow the Money: How Biopharma Pays Off Congress

Lobbying organizations, companies—and individuals—can and do donate money to political campaigns.

FORBES: Drug Prices Keep Rising Amid Political Pressure, But Not As Fast

Prices for the majority of drugs in the U.S. have started to rise more slowly, likely a result of public and political pressure.

Big Pharma’s image sinks to new low amid opioid crisis, high drug prices

The pharmaceutical industry has outdone itself. It is now the most widely hated industry in the US, unseating the federal government as the lowest of the low, according to a new Gallup poll.

THE HILL: Don’t miss the moment: Congress must capitalize on momentum to hold Big Pharma accountable

The American people are demanding that Congress hold Big Pharma accountable and the momentum to lower prescription drug prices has never been greater.

WSHU PUBLIC RADIO: Blumenthal Bill Targets Pharma’s Manipulation Of Patent System

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut introduced legislation that he hopes will bring down the high cost of prescription drugs.

ARS TECHNICA: 879% drug price hike is one of 3,400 in 2019 so far; rate of hikes increasing

Despite public and political pressure, pharma keeps on ratcheting up prices.

POLITICO: Drug prices persistently rising despite Trump efforts

Prescription drug prices jumped 10.5 percent over the past six months, more slowly than during the same period last year but still four times faster than inflation.

CBS NEWS: Drug prices in 2019 are surging, with hikes at 5 times inflation

Price hikes on prescription drugs are surging in 2019, despite vows from lawmakers and the Trump administration to rein in pharmaceutical costs.