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Neera Tanden

Neera Tanden

President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Neera Tanden is the president and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Tanden has served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, as well as presidential campaigns and think tanks. Most recently, Tanden was chief operating officer for the Center, where she oversaw strategic planning, operations, and fundraising.  She previously served as senior advisor for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, working on President Barack Obama’s health reform team in the White House. In that role, she developed policies around reform and worked with Congress and stakeholders on particular provisions of the legislation.  Prior to that, Tanden was the director of domestic policy for the Obama-Biden presidential campaign, where she managed all domestic policy proposals.   

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We should require drug companies to either reinvest a minimum percentage of revenues in research and development or contribute the shortfall to the National Institutes of Health, and this will also cause drug prices to fall.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, discusses a CAP report, Enough Is Enough, which proposes ways to curb the growing crisis of prescription drug costs.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Surveys in recent years have repeatedly shown that Americans are concerned about the cost of prescription drugs. But concern turned to outrage this month when a pharmaceutical company jacked up the price of a generic drug called Daraprim from $13.50 to $750. Experts weigh in.

Saturday, January 10, 2015