A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

State Rep. David Meade unveils bill that incentivizes drug companies to bring cures to market

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Legislation to promote cures for serious diseases was the topic of a press conference on Tuesday. House Speaker Pro Tem David Meade, R-Stanford, is the sponsor of the cure bill, which he said incentivizes drug companies to conduct clinical trials and bring the cures to the market. From left: House Speaker Pro Tem David Meade, R- Stanford and Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester....

Trudy Lieberman: Rising drug prices put pressure on Congress, but drug makers remain a powerful lobby

Maybe – just maybe – Americans will get some relief from the relentlessly rising prices of pharmaceuticals. That, of course, depends on Congress pushing back against the drug companies’ formidable lobbying machine, their generous campaign contributions, and the industry’s historical coziness with members of Congress. But this year seems different. When you consider that the country’s spending...