Drug Pricing


Pricing practices for prescription drugs are drawing intense scrutiny from inside and outside the healthcare industry.

In this page, I try to provide key background documents as well as up-to-date information on the trend.

Very often, I also mention pricing issues in a category of my blog posts as well as in tagged posts.

I update this page regularly, so stay tuned!

Recent articles

Express Scripts Drug Trend Report – Quarterly Update – always up-to-date

from-pipeline-to-profits-2016 – Kaiser Health News – 2016

How much should that drug cost? Depends what disease it treats – STAT News – 2016

Price of branded prescription drugs in the US doubles in 5 years – Financial Times – 2016 (subscription required)

Understanding Recent Trends in Generic Drug Pricing – US Dept Health & Human Services – 2016

Pricing and Market Access Outlook – IMS Health – 2015/2016

Pricing in the Market for Anti-Cancer Drugs – Journal of Economic Perspectives – 2015

Background articles & documents

Indication-specific pricing of pharmaceuticals in the United States healthcare system – Institute for Clinical and Economic Review – 2016

Analyzing Drug Pricing Mechanisms – Pharmaceutical Commerce – 2012

Difference in Cost of and Access to Pharmaceutical Products in the EU – European Parliament Study – 2011

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