US drug costs are rising faster than overall health spending, officials reportBMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1485 (Published 11 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1485
- Michael McCarthy
Spending on prescription drugs in the United States has risen sharply in recent years and is projected to consume an increasing share of overall healthcare, says a government report.1
The report, released 8 March, came on the same day that Medicare officials announced a new proposal aimed at curtailing spending on expensive specialty drugs. The cost of drugs is a growing concern in the US, with one recent poll finding that 77% of adults thought it should be a priority to ensure that high cost drugs were …
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