ecember 2013 marked a new milestone. It marked the introduction of a new drug that proved highly effective in treating Hepatitis C with few side effects. With its $84,000 price tag it also became the point of which runaway prescription drug prices reached a breaking point.
California has made remarkable progress in improving access to care – cutting the uninsured rate in half in just one year – but the affordability of health care is threatened by a steady stream of six-figure drugs that show no sign of slowing.
GET THE FACTS ON HIGH-PRICED SPECIALTY DRUGS
Prescription drug prices are rising at an alarming rate. But there is little information about the rationale behind the explosive growth of high-priced specialty drugs. We need to peel back the onion on how drugs are priced in order to have an effective dialogue and bring costs down.
Find outwhat others are saying about high-priced specialty drugs. Many agree it’s time to find a sustainable solution.
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RunawayRx sheds light on the acceleration of prescription drug pricing and how it impacts health care affordability, encouraging a route toward sustainable pricing. A project of the California Association of Health Plans.