Friday, July 25, 2014

How To Pay For The Next Sovaldi?

Imagine a pill that could cure cancer with one course of therapy or reverse an inherited, deadly disease. If it cost $1 million, could you access it?

This was the question asked at a recent panel discussion held by the American Enterprise Institute. The panel discussed a couple of new proposals to finance new medicines that come at a high price. Because these medicines address the needs of only a small number of patients, manufacturers contend that prices need to be high to make the investment worthwhile.

Read the entire column at the Independent Institute's Beacon blog or the National Center for Policy Analysis Health Policy Blog.

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