News Release — Rep. Peter Welch June 14, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Welch Introduces Legislation to Cut Prescription Drug Prices Purchased for Patients by Rural Hospitals Bill would close a costly loophole in federal program, assisting Vermont hospitals WASHINGTON––Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has introduced bipartisan legislation to close a loophole in a federal […]
A House committee refused to let Americans buy cheaper prescription drugs in Canada. But the Vermont Democrat says there are signs Congress may be waking up to the problem of high prices.
News Release — Rep. Peter Welch June 7, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Welch Introduces Drug Importation Amendment: “The price of prescription drugs is killing us.” Welch gives remarks in Energy and Commerce Committee markup of FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 WASHINGTON – This afternoon in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup […]
Current plans pay for prescription drugs used with in-vitro fertilization, which can cost thousands of dollars. The new less-expensive plans don’t cover erectile dysfunction drugs either.
BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health is hosting a series of presentations in the coming weeks to help familiarize health care professionals with new rules for prescribing opioids. A new law limiting the number of opioid painkillers a doctor can prescribe and requiring providers to counsel patients on the risk of addiction will take […]
News Release — Rutland Regional Medical Center April 14, 2017 Media Contact: Peg Bolgioni, Marketing & Public Relations 802.772.2843 or [email protected] A good deed for the planet and the community Poultney, VT – On Thursday, April 20, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) of Rutland, in collaboration with Green Mountain […]
News Release — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center April 13, 2017 Contact: Courtney Hillhouse Tel: 802-674-2900 x 23 Email: [email protected] Drop-off sites located throughout county WINDSOR COUNTY— On Saturday, April 29, the Windsor County Sheriff’s Office, local and state law enforcement agencies, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity […]
A bill, S.45, would allow doctors and other health care providers to eat food paid for by pharmaceutical companies at large conferences.
Welch urged the president to harness his business background and strike a huge deal for the American people.
He’s pushed the idea for years. Now some Republicans, including the president, have signaled an openness to taking on drugmakers.
Lawmakers say the landmark price transparency law passed in 2016 is not getting the results they sought.
He sent a note to Donald Trump pointing out that the president-elect has expressed support for negotiating and calling on him to check out a bill Welch introduced.
Doctors and other clinicians will be limited to prescribing up to seven days’ worth of opioid painkillers at a time for adult patients who don’t take them on a regular basis.
News Release — U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration New England Field Division Oct. 18, 2016 Contact: Special Agent Tim Desmond Number: 617-557-2463 Thousands of communities participate in this weekend’s event Boston, MA – This weekend DEA will once again conduct one of its most popular community programs: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. […]