News and Updates

Former Congress Henry Waxman Speaks About Drug Prices and the Affordable Care Act at Spotlight Health in Aspen, CO

Former Congressman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and chairman of Waxman Strategies participated last weekend in the Aspen Institute’s annual Spotlight Health event to talk about rising prescription drug prices, as well as, reminisce on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Analyzing the US Food and Drug Administration’s Plans to Increase Competition in Response to High Drug Prices

Prescription drug prices have reached an all-time high. FDA Commissioner Gottlieb has taken on the issue indirectly, and announced several actions by the FDA intended to increase generic drug competition and transparency.

Fishy Culprits Threaten Our Oceans

For the past 42 years, the United States has enjoyed the advantages of robust, efficient federal fisheries management systems that the recreational fishing lobby is now threatening with funding from special interest groups.

Former Congressman Henry Waxman’s Op-Ed in the Washington Post

Democrats shouldn’t impose litmus tests on health care.

Waxman Pressures Sustainability Commitments by Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods has announced a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural runoff pollution from grains grown for animal feed on two million acres of grain by 2020.

Bipartisan Deal Includes Important Step to Control Medicaid Drug Prices, But More Efforts Are Needed

Today, the Commonwealth Fund published a blog post on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which will have an impact on Medicaid drug prices.

Trump Budget’s Prescription Drug Proposals Could Lower Patients’ Costs and Federal Spending; Some Could Lower Drug Prices

The Trump administration laid out a package of proposals to lower drug costs in the president’s budget for fiscal year 2019.

Bipartisan Legislation, the CREATES Act, Tackles One Problem Driving High Drug Prices

The CREATES Act tackles one of the numerous problems driving high drug prices that Waxman Strategies described in their recent report.

 

Momentum Builds for Cargill and Bunge to End Deforestation for Large-Scale Agriculture

Sixty-one leading meat, dairy and soy companies and retailers announced today their support for the Cerrado Manifesto, a pledge to eliminate clearance of native vegetation in the Brazilian Cerrado for large-scale agriculture.

Mighty Earth Report Reveals Major Chocolate Companies Sourcing Chocolate Linked to Deforestation

Mighty Earth’s investigation finds that cocoa used in the chocolate produced by Mars, Nestle, Hershey’s and Godiva was grown illegally in protected areas.

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