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Amgen CEO meets with Trump, vows to add 1,600 jobs

By   /  Tuesday, January 31st, 2017  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Amgen CEO meets with Trump, vows to add 1,600 jobs

Amgen CEO Robert Bradway met with President Donald Trump on Jan. 31 and vowed to add 1,600 jobs, Bloomberg News reported. Trump told biotech leaders at a White House meeting that drug prices needed to come down and he would find a way to streamline the regulatory process. He has discussed having the government negotiate Read More →

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Proposition 61 will not cure sky high drug prices

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2016  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Editorials, Latest news, Law, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Proposition 61 will not cure sky high drug prices

Proposition 61 goes before California voters in just a few weeks. And as the Business Times reported on Oct. 14, Amgen, the Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant, along with other major drug companies, is spending millions to oppose Proposition 61 and its plan to control drug prices. Proponents promote the David vs. Goliath aspect of their Read More →

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Greed drives skyrocketing cost of drugs in the U.S.

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Greed drives skyrocketing cost of drugs in the U.S.

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Corporate social responsibility on hold when it comes to outrageous drug prices

By   /  Thursday, November 19th, 2015  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Corporate social responsibility on hold when it comes to outrageous drug prices

Imagine you just went to your local pharmacy and were told that the cost of a life-saving drug was $22,500 for 30 tablets to treat AIDS or another infectious disease. Well, if you need the drug Daraprim, that is what you would have to pay. Turing Pharmaceuticals purchased the right to Darprim this past August Read More →

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