Prescription Drugs: What Is The Right Price? (NEJM)

Why can’t the U.S. control prescription drug pricing as they do in the U.K., where per-capita spending is less than half our level?

In a capitalist democracy, many parties — the drug companies, medical associations, consumer groups — get to lobby their points of view. Is the problem intractable, or just an exercise in chaos?

Our three guests have written a book about the problem, “The Right Price: A value-based prescription for drug costs.” And although they don’t have a definitive answer, they do offer recommendations, interesting observations, and a way forward.

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