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March 1, 2024 3:22 am

Patients See First Savings From Biden’s Drug Price Push, as Pharma Lines Up Its Lawyers

President Joe Biden’s battle against high drug prices is mostly embodied in the IRA, as the law is known — a grab bag of measures intended to give Medicare patients immediate relief and, in the long term, to impose government controls on what pharmaceutical companies charge for their products. The law represents the most significant overhaul for the U.S. drug marketplace in decades.

‘Shell game’: When private equity comes to town, hospitals can see cutbacks, closures

Anna Claire Vollers, StatelineJanuary 18, 2024 Peggy Malone walks the quiet halls of Crozer-Chester Medical Center, the Pennsylvania hospital where she’s worked as a registered nurse for the past 35 years, with the feeling she’s drifting through a ghost town. The sprawling hospital serves the diverse and densely packed Philadelphia suburb of Upland, and a large …