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Charlotte Whittaker: Big Pharma’s prices just keep going up and up — Senate needs to pass HR 3

The price of a new invention usually falls as more people adopt it, but prescription drug prices somehow defy gravity. Kentuckians, like all Americans, pay among the highest drug prices in the world, and prices keep climbing. We can’t change the laws of physics, but we can and must change federal law to bring needed relief. For prescription drugs on the market, you might expect any price increase...

Ethics Reporter: Changes sought in ethics code; ‘Big Pharma,’ meth problem in spotlight

As part of its annual package of recommendations for changes to Kentucky’s Code of Legislative Ethics, the Legislative Ethics Commission is recommending prohibiting campaign contributions from employers of lobbyists and political action committees to legislative candidates and legislators during the annual regular sessions of the General Assembly.   The proposed change is an expansion of current...