U.S. Drug Prices
Why Are They So High?

U.S. Drug Prices: Presented jointly with Reuters

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THE DR. LAWRENCE H. AND ROBERTA COHN FORUMS
U.S. DRUG PRICES: Why Are They So High?
Presented jointly with Reuters

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Noon-1pm ET
ForumHSPH.org

Americans pay more money – sometimes much more money – for prescriptions than consumers in many other wealthy countries. Why? The drivers are many and complicated. Pharmaceutical companies, employers, health care providers, patients, lawmakers, and pharmacy benefit managers all play a role. Calls to make prescriptions more affordable have prompted new efforts, including at the federal level. Last May, for example, President Trump introduced a plan intended to help reduce drug prices. This Forum event aims to demystify the prescription drug pricing process. Experts will weigh issues such as regulation, price negotiation and competitive market pressures, ultimately asking why prescription costs matter for public health.

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Presented jointly with Reuters

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