Retail Prices of Dermatological Drugs Rose by 400% in Past Six Years, Analysis Finds
The retail prices of 19 brand-name prescription dermatologic drugs increased by an average of more than 400% between 2009 and 2015, according to an analysis published last week in JAMA Dermatology. The analysis found that prices for the drugs had relatively modest increases from 2009 to 2011. However, price increases for the drugs were "astronomical" in 2014, according to Stephen Rosenberg, a dermatologist and professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
- "Prices for Dermatology Drugs Surge" (Ross Johnson, Modern Healthcare, 11/25).
- "Cost of Skin Drugs Rising Rapidly, Study Shows" (Winslow, Wall Street Journal, 11/26).