Controlling Rising Drug Costs

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Controlling Rising Drug Costs
June 22, 2016

Prescription drug spending, a significant driver of overall health care costs, has been rising rapidly over the last few years. This episode explores the reasons for higher drug prices, including the introduction of new high-value medications, potentially inefficient research and development, and a lack of price regulation. Producer Sandy Hausman interviews Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, M.D., Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Director Mark McClellan, M.D., and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health Professor Gerard Anderson about the underlying causes and potential solutions. Download the script.

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