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Hospital-Administered Cancer Therapy Prices for Patients With Private Health Insurance
In a study of parenteral cancer drug pricing at 61 NCI-designated cancer centers, median price markups on 25 commonly used drugs ranged from approximately 120% to 630% over acquisition cost. The paper’s authors recommend public policy prohibiting excessive markup on parenteral chemotherapies as a means to reduce unnecessary financial burden on patients.
Oncology, Medical April 26th 2022
Mark Cuban’s Pharmacy: Disrupting Outsized Generic Drug Costs
Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban is well-known for appearing on the television show Shark Tank and as the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Now, Cuban is taking on generic drug price inflation with the launch of his own pharmacy called the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company (MCCPDC), which is bypassing the PBM and lowering the cost of generic prescriptions for consumers.
All Specialties March 1st 2022
Five Fascinating TED Talks by Physicians
Is there a link between climate change and poverty? Does hate affect the risk for chronic health conditions? Is telehealth the model for medicine’s future? Or will something much more ancient be reestablished? How will the Millennial worldview affect how medicine is practiced? This archive of top physician TED talks is worth your while.
All Specialties January 19th 2022
January 2022 Drug Price Increases
Prescription drug prices rise each year in January and July. As we start off the new year, GoodRx Health is reporting that a total of 658 branded drugs have just had their prices increased an average of 4.9%, while 11 generic medications have seen their prices rise an average of 10.3%. That’s less than the 832 drugs that saw their price increase in January 2021. Among the biggest movers are Nucynta, paclitaxel, and Prilosec.
All Specialties January 12th 2022