Merck sues to block Medicare drug pricing negotiations

Merck sues to block Medicare drug pricing negotiations

Pharmaceutical giant Merck sued the US government on Tuesday over federal law enacted last year that allows Medicare to negotiate certain prescription drug prices with manufacturers. In the lawsuit, filed in federal district court, Merck argues that drug price talks, instituted as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, will curtail innovation and violate the Constitution. … Read more

Merck sues law that allows Medicare to negotiate with drug makers

Merck sues law that allows Medicare to negotiate with drug makers

Pharmaceutical company Merck sued the government Tuesday over a federal law that allows Medicare to negotiate prices directly with drug makers for the first time. The Merck lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, is the drug industry’s most significant move yet to thwart a major health care policy change, which takes effect in 2026. … Read more

Merck sues Biden administration over Medicare drug pricing talks

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Merck is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over Medicare’s new powers to reduce drug prices under the Inflation Reduction Act. In a scathing complaint filed in federal district court, Merck criticized the negotiation process as a “false” and “amounting to extortion.” Merck has asked the US District Court for the District of … Read more