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76% favor limiting the amount drug companies can charge for high-cost drugs

According to a recent survey:

  • 72% of Americans think prescription drug pricees are unreasonable
  • 83% approve of allowing the federal government to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices on medications for Medicare beneficiaries
  • 76% favor limiting the amount drug companies can charge for high-cost drugs for illnesses like hepatitis or cancer
  • 51% feel that regulation by the federal government would do a better job at keeping prescription drug costs down than marketplace competition
  • 40% feel that marketplace competition would do a better job at keeping prescription drug costs down than government regulation

Source: “Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: August 2015,” the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, August 20, 2015, http://kff.org/health-costs/poll-finding/kaiser-health-tracking-poll-august-2015/

August 25, 2015 | Categories: Benefits,Cost,drugs,healthcare | Tags: , , , , | Comments (0)

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