TV Ads Must Trumpet Drug Prices, Trump Administration Says. Pharma Tries A Plan B.

(By Shefali Luthra and Sarah Jane Tribble for Kaiser Health News)

The Trump administration proposed Monday that drugmakers reveal the list prices of their medicines in television ads, effectively setting the stage for months or possibly years of battle with the powerful industry.

The proposal, released late in the day, would require pharmaceutical companies to include in its television advertising the price of any drug that cost more than $35 a month. The price should be listed at the end of the advertisement in “a legible manner,” the rule states. It goes on to explain that the price should be presented against a contrasting background in a way that is easy to read. Continue to read article here…

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