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A WBUR series exploring why drug prices are so high, and what might be done about it
A recent report from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission raises concerns that PBMs may be driving up costs associated with prescription medicines.
One contentious provision that's been floated: price caps for drugs with costs found to be "excessive or unreasonable."
“I thought by now I would have cured the disease,” says Harvard University's Doug Melton, one of the leading diabetes researchers in the U.S. “It's taken much longer than I...
ICER -- filling a role that government agencies fill in other developed countries -- is an increasingly influential player in the furious fight over high American drug prices.
It seems that when it comes to drug prices, the sense of unfairly high prices or predatory practices extends beyond one’s own pocketbook.
The high cost of prescription drugs is a systemic problem, writes Sarah Ruth Bates, driven by under-regulation and the misplaced incentives of pharmaceutical companies.
The first fast-acting insulin hit the market in 1996, the same year as the Nintendo 64. The video game system got progressively cheaper, but a vial of insulin that originally...
“When you're up backed up against a wall, I mean you have to do something,” says Everett resident Joanne Rhoton. “And I'm sure that I'm not the only person that...
Another finding: Nearly one in three reported that it is somewhat or very difficult to afford their prescription drugs.