Alison Kodjak Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak is a health policy correspondent on NPR's Science Desk.
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The Issue Of Medicare For All Is Dominating The 2020 Democratic Field

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, will lead the Senate Finance Committee's questioning Tuesday of executives from pharmacy benefit managers about drug costs. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Drug Industry Middlemen To Be Questioned By Senate Committee

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A medical assistant administers insulin to an adolescent patient who has Type 1 diabetes. Cigna's pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, says it covers 1.4 million people who take insulin. Picture Alliance/Getty Images hide caption

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Insulin Is A Major Focus In The Debate Over Rising Prescription Drug Prices

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Medicaid Work Requirements In Arkansas And Kentucky

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Justice Department Shifts Policy, Says Entire Affordable Care Act Should Be Overturned

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Trump Administration Moves Forward In Attempt To Invalidate Affordable Care Act

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One of the Trump administration's proposals would change the prices Medicare pays for certain prescription drugs by factoring in the average prices Europeans pay for the same medicines. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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It Will Take More Than Transparency To Reduce Drug Prices, Economists Say

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The Trump administration aims to boost competition among hospitals and cut costs by letting consumers see how widely prices can vary for the same medical or surgical procedure. But health economists say patients typically have little choice in choosing their hospital. teekid/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Hospitals And Insurers Might Be Forced To Reveal The True Prices They Negotiate

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Says He'll Leave The Agency Next Month

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Commissioner Of Food And Drug Administration Announces He Will Resign

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Drug prices in the United States support spending on research and development, said AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez (far left) in testimony by drug company executives before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Leaders Of 7 Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Face Tough Questioning On Capitol Hill

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Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, right, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, asked drug company CEOs some tough questions about drug prices on Tuesday during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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CVS plans to transform some of its stores into "health hubs," retail locations revamped to include more health care services and products. One of the first is in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Alison Kodjak/NPR hide caption

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CVS Looks To Make Its Drugstores A Destination For Health Care

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