SUMMARY: Now that President Biden’s attempt to lower Medicare drug prices is dead, pharma can get back to business, and their business, of course, is making money. Using social media analytical tools, I was able to determine that there are a lot of outraged voters out there. Politics is broken and is too often about money, not what’s best for people.

SUMMARY: Large-cap pharma companies are trading higher in the morning hours after White House unveiled a framework for a deal on President Biden’s social spending package on Thursday leaving out a key provision that allowed Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. In 2019, Medicare Part D covered more than 3,500 prescription drug products, with total spending of $183 billion, not accounting for rebates. The plan to allow the government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare is dead due to big pharma buying politicians.

SUMMARY: Medicare spent nearly $600 million over a three-year period to pay for four cancer drugs with no clinical benefit an analysis published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found. More than $170 million of this spending was for products voluntarily withdrawn by their manufacturers after clinical trials showed that they did not improve overall survival in people with various types of cancer.