PUBLISHED APR 9, 2019

Skimm This: Drug Pricing, the Mueller Report, and Meghan Markle’s Taxes

It’s April 9th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Congress took on two big issues today: Prescription drug prices and the Mueller Report.

  • First, how the “rebates” that Pharmacy Benefit Managers negotiate with Big Pharma actually lead to drug hikes for millions of Americans

  • Second, Attorney General William Barr said - no Mueller Report spoilers. But he said a redacted version will be out within a week - and shared behind the scenes stuff.

  • You think your taxes are a bit of a drama? Try being Meghan Markle.

  • And finally: a bunch of people are going to make you feel bad about your workout.


theSkimm: Crazy high drug prices have gotten bipartisan attention lately. Back in February, drug companies pointed fingers at Pharmacy Benefit Managers. Today, five PBM execs were on Capitol Hill and pointed the finger back. Attorney General William Barr was on the Hill, too, getting grilled about the Mueller Report. Also on today’s episode: a duchess’ tax dilemma and a marathon on ice.

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