prescription drug costs

The California lawmaker relentlessly grilled the former Celgene CEO for earning bonuses off the backs of cancer patients.
In light of EpiPen's price hike, people are looking for other options.
Pharmaceutical companies justify prices by citing the high cost of research and development. Typical arguments include the
Employers are finding it necessary to vigilantly watch prescription drug prices. They are striving to keep costs controlled by trying new approaches like using five or more tiers for cost sharing, where the highest tier is for the highest-priced drugs--usually specialty drugs. Moving forward, employers will continue exploring unique cost-saving measures like referenced-based pricing.
CMS' five-year demonstration project includes two phases. The first phase would change the 6 percent add-on to 2.5 percent
Importation and reimportation are shiny baubles of the drug policy world. They make for tempting campaign rhetoric and serve to distract from the real solutions to pricing problems.
CLEVELAND — In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to
Pill splitting -- literally cutting them in half -- has become a popular way to save on pharmaceutical costs but you need to talk to your doctor or pharmacist first, because not all pills can be split.
She said CEO Martin Shkreli should "do the right thing."
I'm sitting here at the very bottom of the medical food chain wondering why it's not illegal for pharmaceutical companies to price gauge the products that save our lives. If the price of my daughter's medication wasn't so high, would we have the drugs in hand quicker?