Pharmacology

Top Story

Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017

Read the Perspective from Abimbola Farinde, PhD

The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the Truveris National Drug Index. The company further stated the 2016 increase represents an average annual price increase of 9.98% over the last year 3 years.

This report underscores several highly publicized efforts to address drug costs. In March, President Donald J. Trump said one of his principles in replacing the Affordable Care Act was to limit unnecessary procedures that cause health insurance and prescription drug costs to rise.

In the Journals

Revenues surpass expenditures in majority of medical specialty boards

August 1, 2017
Although medical specialty boards — as nonprofit organizations funded by physicians —have been entrusted to match revenue and expenditures, most boards…

Debate, fluidity continues over repeal, replacement of ACA

July 27, 2017
The United States Senate is more than halfway through 20 hours of debate over the so-called “skinny repeal” bill that would start the process of eliminating…

AMA: Health care debate ‘by no means over’

July 18, 2017
While a series of announcements by Senate Republicans seem to indicate that for the time being attempts both to replace and repeal the ACA have stalled, AMA president…
Advertisement
Advertisement