Thanks to the Supreme Court, it may soon become slightly easier to get the cheaper generic version of some medications. In the case of FTC v. Actavis, Inc. the Court decided 5-3 that the FTC has the power to try to stop “pay for delay” on anti-trust grounds. This is a practice in which drug [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 17, 2013 8:46 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 17, 2011 11:25 am|
[ed. note: This is another post in Firedoglake’s semi-regular series exposing and exploring ways in which the federal government spends vast sums or forsakes vital revenue in a perpetual, profligate and pathetic quest to assure corporate America that the elected representatives of we the people are really, truly, madly, deeply “business friendly.” With each story, [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 5, 2010 10:27 am|
It’s been a little over a week since the new health care law was signed into law and already the process of gaming the new regulations to maximize health insurance industry profits has begun. We first heard of the health insurance industry’s plans to the game the system when they started talking openly about not [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 31, 2009 8:15 am|
It doesn’t take a magician’s trick to figure out that the Senate bill fails to lay the ground work for future progressive change. It dooms health care activists to 40 years of fighting to undo the bad structure this Senate bill would put in place.