Controlling Rising Drug Costs

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<p>Prescription drug spending, a significant driver of overall health care costs, has been rising rapidly over the last few years. The new episode of <em>New Directions in Health Care: The Commonwealth Fund Podcast</em> 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. </p><p>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.</p> Listen now