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Speaker Pelosi's Drug Pricing Proposal is Here - It's Not Good

The culprits who are really ripping off Americans are countries that utilize price controls and draft off U.S. funded research.

Michigan Governor Bans E-Cigarettes - A Really Bad Idea

Yesterday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) banned flavored e-cigarettes, making it the first state in the nation to do so.  The governor’s actions follow closely the actions of San Francisco where city officials banned the sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, that have not received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Both the governor and San Francisco’s Board of Super

CAGW Opposes India's Plan to Ban ENDS

September 3, 2019

Doctor Shrikar Keshav Pardeshi
Joint Secretary
Office of the Prime Minister
Government of India
South Block, New Delhi

Dear Secretary Pardeshi,

NIH Should Close Montana Facility to Pay for $1.3 Billion of Repairs

Current state of NIH facilities could undermine life saving research.

GAO: PBMs Gave Back Majority of Drug Rebates

PBMs provide a valuable service in delivering drug benefits to beneficiaries.

Trump Administration Should Clearly Reject Socialized Medicine

Free-market fiscal conservatives are scratching their heads. 

Hope Ahead for VA/DOD Interoperability

In 1982, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) were charged by Congress to share patient information for servicemembers transitioning from DOD into the VA health care system.  This transition process has been anything but seamless, with medical records being attached to gurneys each time a patient was moved, and hundreds of millions of dollars being wasted trying to develop an interoperable medical records system between the two departments. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Rejects HHS Plan on Foreign Drug Importation

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ally Abrams 202-467-5310

July 31, 2019
 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued a statement regarding the Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) proposal to allow the importation of drugs originally intended for sale in foreign countries.

The HHS rulemaking would:

Importing Foreign Drugs Will Not Lower Drug Costs

This morning, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to review two potential ways to allow “safe” importation of certain drugs originally intended for foreign markets.  No secretary of Health and Human Services or commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under a Republican or Democratic administration has ever confirmed that importing pharmaceuticals would keep Americans safe from da

Kamala Harris's Medicare for All Plan: Just Another Gateway to Socialized Healthcare

Bottom line:  Sen. Harris’s plan is just another entry way to force government-run healthcare on everyone.

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CAGW Names Rep. John Carter August 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. Carter is CAGW's Porker of the Month for voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which saddles taxpayers with more spending and debt.