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Most Favored Nation Policy: Unfavorable to U.S. Pharmaceutical Research

President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) that implemented the “most favored nation” policy to lower drug costs that has been a topic of controversy since July 24, 2020.

September 18, 2020
Letters to Officials

Coalition Supports FCC under Chairman Pai

There is no reason to politicize telecommunications and technology issues.

September 17, 2020
The WasteWatcher

The F-35's $10 Billion Funding Gap

A new report indicates that the JSF will require an additional $10 billion beyond the amount officially claimed by the DoD.  

September 15, 2020
Press

Citizens Against Government Waste Opposes Using Foreign Price Controls on U.S. Pharmaceuticals

Adopting foreign price controls from "most favored nations" for drugs sold in the United States will be an unmitigated disaster.

September 14, 2020
Agency Comments

CAGW Comments to the NAIC Concerning Pharmacy Benefit Managers

CAGW writes comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners regarding draft model legislation concerning pharmacy benefit managers.

September 11, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Healthcare Transparency: May Not Work as Intended

President Trump's health insurance transparency rule may not accomplish what is intended.

September 11, 2020
Letters to Officials

CCAGW Joins Coalition Letter Urging a Full Debate on Gig Economy Bill

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste joins a coalition letter in asking Senate Majority Leader McConnell to decline any requests to hotline H.R. 4686.  Our organizations oppose the bill in its current form and urge Senators to make...

September 10, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Taxpayers Deserve a More Efficient Government

At the end of September 2020, the federal government will have spent more in a single fiscal year than at any time in history. 

September 9, 2020
Letters to Officials

CCAGW Calls for 340B Drug Discount Program Reforms

CCAGW has long called for significant reforms to the 340B drug discount program and asks that Congress focus on reforming the program instead of signing a letter. 

September 9, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Now Is the Time for Occupational Licensing Reform

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have made changes in occupational licensing laws.  However, it is important to discuss reform outside of the pandemic. 

September 8, 2020
The WasteWatcher

A Fool’s Errand to Lower Drug Costs?

On August 31, the California state legislature passed, SB 852, The California Affordable Drug Manufacturing Act of 2020, which would allow the state to partner with drug manufacturers to produce their own line of pharmaceuticals.

September 4, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Reverse Auctions will Benefit Rural Americans

The FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse auction will provide $16 billion over ten years to help expand broadband to 6 million homes and businesses in unserved areas of the country.  

September 3, 2020

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