We need to move toward market-based solutions to increase transparency, promote competition, and enhance value. For the millions of Americans living with chronic conditions – including allergies and arthritis, these solutions cannot come soon enough.
“Drug companies seem to be taking advantage of increased demand for Naloxone during this public health crisis by raising the price of a literally lifesaving medication,” said John Rother, executive director of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing.
“Annual prescription price hikes are driving the overall increase in health care costs and making health care less affordable for Americans. Today’s S&P report confirms what we’ve been saying — these increases in drug cost are unsustainable — and solutions to promote transparency, increase competition, and focus on value must be advanced,” said John Rother, executive director of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP).
Troubling numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week show nearly 3.5 million Americans are currently living with hepatitis C – many of which are unaware of their infection. Luckily, this chronic illness is treatable, but at a staggering cost.
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP) kicked off the week with the introduction of its new policy platform aimed to curb skyrocketing prescription drug prices through increased transparency and competition which results in value. CSRxP’s solutions come at a critical time in the conversation about drug pricing, as this bipartisan issue garners unprecedented attention among policymakers, voters, and presidential candidates.
Drug prices in the United States are too high and continue to skyrocket. The unsustainable cost of prescription drugs not only puts pressure on the health care system but increasingly; patients, employers, and providers are paying prices that are too high.
Drug prices in the United States are too high and sharply rising prescription drug prices threaten the affordability of health care and the vitality of our entire economy. CSRxP has developed market-based reforms that restore a functioning market by increasing transparency, promoting competition and innovation, and that result in value.
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP) will release market-based policy solutions to curb rising drug prices at a discussion at the Newseum in Washington, DC on Monday, April 25th at 10:00 a.m.
“It’s important to Walmart to help find solutions to health care costs that continue to rise for individuals and the companies that insure them. With more than 1.1 million associates and family members on Walmart’s health care plans and millions of customers that visit pharmacies in our stores and clubs each week, we understand the importance of quality, affordable health care,” said Sally Welborn, senior vice president of global benefits at Walmart.
Today the National Coalition on Health Care Action Fund announced that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has joined the coalition’s Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing which works to find market-based solutions to rising prescription drug prices.