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The Truth about Drug Companies

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Marcia Angell, MD (bio)

November 2 2007

52 minutes


Paying for prescription drugs is no longer a problem just for poor people. As the economy continues to struggle, health insurance is shrinking. Employers are requiring workers to pay more of the costs themselves, and many businesses are dropping health benefits altogether.

Since prescription drug costs are rising so fast, payers are particularly eager to get out from under them by shifting costs to individuals. The result is that more people have to pay a greater fraction of their drug bills out of pocket. And that packs a wallop.


Department of Medicine


Health Policy, Pharmacy and Pharmacology


Drug Marketing, Health Economics, Pharmaceutical Industry, Prescription Drugs
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