The Overarching Theme of 2019: Transparency

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about kidney health, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Judge Amit Mehta from the United States District Court of the District of Columbia struck down a rule requiring drug pricing in television ads.

A few months ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a rule that would have made drug manufacturing companies provide pricing for a 30-day supply of their medications on every television commercial they aired. The price of the drug would have had to be …

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