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The drug Lantus is among a new generation of diabetes medications that is difficult for governments — and consumers — to afford.
As the national controversy continues surrounding the high cost of EpiPens — the most recent to focus attention on drug costs, the San Francisco Chronicle reports on this November ballot measure, which would prohibit state agencies from paying more for drugs than does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Researchers examine thousands of studies to determine why prices for medications have climbed and what might be done about it.
The bill would help consumers avoid pricey bills from out-of-network docs.
Liz Helms of the California Chronic Care Coalition takes some surprising positions on prescription drug costs.
California is among a number of states considering new laws to control the rising cost of prescription medications.
CMS estimates that the 5.5 percent increase in 2015 totals $3.2 trillion. After several years of lower growth, the acceleration is largely attributed to a stronger economy, faster growth in medical prices and an aging baby boomers, as well as specialty drug costs.
Some parents and advocates say they now support the measure after changes were made to address their concerns.
En total, el gasto en hepatitis C está aumentando porque más personas están tomando los costosos medicamentos nuevos. Pero el costo por paciente está bajando.
Proposed legislation would require drugmakers to disclose and justify price hikes. The industry has taken to Facebook and Twitter, warning that the proposal could lead to medication shortages in some regions of the state.