Yusra Murad

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Yusra is a reporter at Morning Consult covering health care.


Morning Consult Health, Presented by America’s 340B Hospitals: Task Force Recommends Insurers Cover Counseling Services for Pregnant Women, New Mothers

By Yusra Murad Top Stories The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued first-of-its-kind guidance recommending health plans cover counseling services for pregnant women and new mothers with risk factors for depression, such as a history of depression, anxiety, abuse or partner violence, young age, low income or pregnancy complications. Most insurance plans are required to comply […]

Morning Consult Health, Presented by America’s 340B Hospitals: Report Shows Employer-Sponsored Health Spending Hit Record High in 2017

By Yusra Murad Today, Morning Consult is launching a new interactive report looking at the Democratic primary – what voters think about the potential field, how views have shifted over time, and which candidates are performing best among key voter blocs. View the report. Top Stories National spending on employer-sponsored health plans reached a record $5,641 […]

Morning Consult Health, Presented by America’s 340B Hospitals: PhRMA Asks Trump Administration to Address Drug Pricing Policies in Two Dozen Countries

By Yusra Murad Top Stories The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America is requesting that the Trump administration take “urgent action” against two dozen countries regarding their drug pricing policies, claiming that Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Canada specifically have engaged in practices that threaten innovation and result in billions of dollars of lost sales for […]

Morning Consult Health: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Yusra Murad Week in Review Pharmaceutical companies Top executives from Pfizer Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Sanofi SA, Merck & Co., AbbVie Inc., AstraZeneca PLC and Johnson & Johnson have all accepted Senate Finance Committee Sen. Chuck Grassley’s request to testify at the committee’s upcoming hearing on drug pricing on Feb. 26. Johnson & Johnson will […]

Morning Consult Health: Trump Asks Congress to Reduce Drug Prices By Ending ‘Global Freeloading,’ Calls For Price Transparency

By Yusra Murad Top Stories In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump outlined his health goals for the next two years and beyond, calling on Congress to reduce health care costs by passing legislation to deliver consumers price transparency, and to end “global freeloading” contributing to high drug prices. The president also announced […]