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A Path Toward Controlling U.S. Prescription Drug Spending

lowering US drug prices

Prescription drugs account for 17 percent of total U.S. health care spending, a share that is expected to rise over the next decade as costs outpace those for all other health care services. The Commonwealth Fund’s Shawn Bishop and Don Moulds discuss the impact escalating drug costs are having on consumers, as well as policy proposals for containing these costs. Also listen to our latest podcast featuring former congressman Henry Waxman and Bishop, as well as David Mitchell of the nonprofit Patients for Affordable Drugs, and read a recent report on potential ways to reduce drug prices.

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