News Headlines Article

Judge axes price disclosure rule for drug ads
Modern Healthcare

The Trump administration cannot force drug manufacturers to disclose prices in their pharmaceutical ads to consumers, a federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said HHS didn’t have the authority to require drugmakers to publish list prices, a blow to the administration’s strategy to curb pharmaceutical costs. The agency hoped the final rule would boost pharmaceutical price transparency.

But Congress didn’t give HHS the power to issue such a rule, according to the decision.