Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration Requiring Drug Price Disclosures

District of Columbia — A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from implementing a new rule that requires prescription drug manufacturers to disclose list prices in TV ads.

In the opinion, U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta determined that the Department of Health and Human Services doesn’t have the authority to require companies to disclose drug prices, “The mere absence of an express statutory restriction is not a blank check to regulate on any subject matter that conceivably advance a legislative purpose.”

Under the announced policy, drug manufacturers would have to state the list price of a 30-day supply of any drug that is covered through Medicare and Medicaid and costs at least $35 a month.

Read the court opinion here

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