High Prescription Drug Prices Are Driving Up California Health Care Costs

Drug companies are continuing to raise prices with no accountability, causing the price of health care to increase for all.

High Prescription Drug Prices Are Driving Up California Health Care Costs

Drug companies are continuing to raise prices with no accountability, causing the price of health care to increase for all.

Recent RunawayRx Campaigns

Imagine if Big Pharma had a playbook of the tactics and strategies they use to sideline affordable competitors in the prescription drug market. 

Big Pharma’s Patent Playbook, which showcases some of the calculated plays drug companies are making to abuse patents, stifle competition, and keep drug prices sky high. 

Inside the Playbook, you’ll find details about three of Big Pharma’s common “Patent Plays,” including: 

  • “The Fresh Coat” AKA Evergreening
  • “The Delay Game” AKA Pay for Delay
  • “The Thicket Trap” AKA Patent Thickets 

There has been a recent exponential growth in the popularity of brand-name weight loss and diabetes drugs, also known as glucagon-like peptide 1 drugs or GLP-1s, and drug manufacturers are going all-in on the multi-billion-dollar weight loss industry. But the surge in sales, popularity, and prevalence of these drugs, coupled with the high prices set by Big Pharma, and a lack of research regarding their long-term usage, is poised to have a staggering effect on patient safety and health care costs.

Any decision to mandate coverage without clinical safeguards of medical necessity will lead to significant cost impacts on the health care system – including for employers, health plan members, and state and federal governments.

Exploiting Vulnerability:
Big Pharma’s Alzheimer’s Drug Prices

7 million Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families are desperate for new and better treatments, but Big Pharma’s high drug prices are keeping them out of reach for those who need them most.

These long-awaited Alzheimer’s drug treatments can benefit the individuals and families that are impacted by the disease, but we must hold drug manufacturers accountable for exploiting the urgency of these necessary drugs with their predatory pricing tactics.

Welcome to Big Pharma Grocers, the only grocery store whose everyday high prices answer the question, “What if Big Pharma set the prices of our household essentials using the same tactics they use to price their drugs?”

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