Join the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing for a panel discussion on the issue of skyrocketing prescription drug prices and broader challenges ahead for Iowa and the U.S. health care system.
“Just as consumers are feeling the unsustainable cost pressure on prescription medications, so are the hospitals that purchase these essential, lifesaving prescription drugs for our patients in our care,” said Chip Kahn, President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals.
Report: Prescription Drug Spending Tops Year-Over-Year Price Growth for Major Health Categories A new report from the Altarum Institute found that from August 2014 to August 2015, spending for prescription drugs grew significantly faster than for any other health category, continuing its unsustainable pace. In response to the release of this data, John Rother, president […]
Exorbitant price tags associated with breakthrough treatments illustrate the broader challenges ahead for the U.S. health care system if excessive drug pricing is not addressed head on.
Express Scripts has reached deals to cover two costly new cholesterol drugs and expects to spend roughly $750 million on them next year.
As the 2016 presidential race heats up, prominent candidates are beginning to unveil comprehensive plans to address soaring prescription drug costs and the harmful impact their price tags have on Americans.
“This latest health care price growth report indicates that spending on pricey prescription medications shows no sign of slowing down. When compared to other health care services, it is clear that high cost treatments continue to top the charts as a serious threat to the sustainability of our health care system and beyond.”
The pharmaceutical industry have, in recent years, focused on development of so-called specialty drugs and have priced them aggressively. These prices, such as the US$1,000 per pill price for the hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir, are alarming for patients, employers, insurers, and governments.
“The approval of Repatha is another example of a breakthrough medication with a too high price tag. With several game-changing medications in the pipeline, we need to address the underlying issue of how these prices are set from the start before they hit the market.”
Our effort—the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Prices—has been sounding the alarm for more than a year that pharmaceutical companies must come to the table with meaningful solutions to the challenge of rising drug costs. Otherwise, companies risk the rising tide of consumer anger resulting in solutions that are not constructive for anyone.