"Actions announced today on list prices further illustrate the perverse incentives of America's drug pricing system", said Health and Human Services spokesperson Caitlin Oakley, in an emailed statement to BioPharma Dive.
Pfizer noted Friday that the increases will be offset by higher rebates and discounts offered to insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers, which administer drug programs for employers, federal and state governments and other clients.
In July, half a dozen or so major drugmakers agreed to pause, refrain from or reverse mid-year increases to prices on their products, an olive branch to an administration in the midst of rolling out policies aimed at rising drug costs. Most of the increases will be 5%, but three of the drugs will see a 3% increase and one will see a 9% increase.
"The company will return these prices to their pre-July 1 levels as soon as technically possible, and the prices will remain in effect until the earlier of when the president's blueprint goes into effect or the end of the year-whichever is sooner", Pfizer said in the statement.
US officials aren't happy: The move illustrates the "perverse incentives of America's drug pricing system", said a spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
But by October, it became clear that Pfizer would go back to raising drug prices.
Pfizer did not tip off the administration that the latest round of price increases was coming, according to a source familiar with the matter. "Look, I don't think our pricing situation has changed".
As spokeswoman on Friday declined to specify which drugs would be subject to the five percent price hike, but The Wall Street Journal in July reported that they included a lung cancer treatment, blood pressure pills and popular pain medication Lyrica.
Congress is expected to continue its focus on reducing drug prices next year, and it's one of the few areas of common ground between the parties. Both Trump and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who is vying to reclaim her post as House speaker, mentioned it the day after the midterm elections last week.
Sony's Black Friday deals not only includes some really great games but also specials on PlayStation Plus subscriptions. With Black Friday now nearly a week away, a boatload of fresh Xbox One S deals have appeared online.
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Kim Porter , who dated Sean "Diddy" Combs for 13 years and has three children with the star, died Thursday at the age of 47. On Thursday, first responders were called to Porter's Toluca Lake, California home over a potential cardiac arrest episode.
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It is a "backstop we never intend to use", she said, adding: "Were it to have to be used, both sides can review it". But the rules say more than 50% of the party would need to vote against her to force Mrs May to stand down.
In fact, the biggest inspiration for Manisha was the presence of her mother, Usha Rani, and grandmother, Saroj Devi . I have proved that I can be at this stage. "I was finding it hard to control her", she said.
Mayweather didn't reveal how much he would get paid for the event but it's likely to be a very large sum of money. Floyd Mayweather told TMZ Sports that his fight in Tokyo against Tenshin Nasukawa is back on.
Wheeler stands a strong chance of winning Senate confirmation, though his nomination is still likely to spur a serious debate. He won approval for his current job in April on a 53-to-45 vote, with three Democrats supporting his nomination.
Gaza's Hamas rulers fired hundreds of rockets at southern Israel, while Israeli warplanes targeted scores of targets in Gaza. The political turbulence comes as Netanyahu faces criminal investigations that have hit him and his inner circle.
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