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Jackson Schultheis is now eligible for the spinal muscular atrophy treatment Zolgensma after his health insurer changed its policy.

Aetna and Anthem will now pay for more kids with a devastating rare disease to get a $2.1 million drug, reversing earlier denials

Business Insider's reporting highlighted families fighting for access to the treatment, Zolgensma, which is the most expensive drug in the world.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about lowering drug prices with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2018.

Trump is exploring ways to let the US import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and other countries

The goal is to lower prices and spending for American patients, a top Trump administration official said.
Jackson Schultheis has been denied a new, $2.1 million treatment for the condition spinal muscular atrophy by health insurer Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

‘Like we were being forced to gamble with our son’s life’: Health insurers won’t pay for a $2.1 million drug for kids, and par...

It's "heartbreaking," one mom said, "because this one person is everything to us. And they're acting like his life doesn't really matter."
Nat Turner, 32, is the cofounder and CEO of Flatiron Health.

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Laura Marston holds up a vial of Humalog, a type of insulin she takes for type 1 diabetes at her home in Washington, DC September 27, 2016. When she was first diagnosed at 14, the list price for the drug was $21 per vial.

A drugmaker just slashed the price of its life-saving medication by 50%, but people are worried the $137 price tag is still unaffordable

The lower insulin price might still be unaffordable for many people with diabetes, especially those who pay the full price for the drug.
A Type 1 diabetes patient holds up bottles of insulin including Humalog. Lilly is now offering its insulin as an authorized generic at half the list price of the branded version.

A drugmaker just released a half-price version of a life-saving diabetes medication in a bet that a lower price tag will help it escape the political ...

Eli Lilly plans to make a generic version of its life-saving diabetes medication Humalog and sell it for half the price of the branded drug.

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Pharma companies want the government to do something about high drug prices, so long as it’s not forcing them to lower their drug prices

Pharmaceutical executives seemed to reach a consensus that it'll take government action to solve the conundrum of how we get to lower drug prices.
Sanofi released this chart breaking down the French drugmaker's US sales last year as part of a congressional drug price hearing on Tuesday.

The CEO of a $210 billion pharma company says that US drug prices are working against patients. One chart explains why.

The CEO of the French drugmaker Sanofi provided an unusual look behind the curtain of US drug prices.

Congress will grill 7 top pharma executives over the high cost of drugs today. Here’s how they’re set to shift the blame.

Pharma CEOs are likely to blame drug rebates for the high cost of their treatments, echoing an argument the industry has been using frequently.