drug costs

Getting a Handle on Pharmaceutical Costs

Oregon Health Forum explores this timely issue at its breakfast forum on November 2.

High cost specialty drugs have begun outpacing hospital expenditures, and public officials, lawmakers and consumer advocates are hard at work trying to figure out how to get a handle on this growing problem.

Pharmaceutical Company Has Hiked Price On Aid-In-Dying Drug

When California’s aid-in-dying law takes effect this June, terminally ill patients who decide to end their lives could be faced with a hefty bill for the lethal medication. It retails for more than $3,000.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the company that makes the drug most commonly prescribed by physicians to aid patients who want to end their lives, doubled the drug’s price last year, one month after California lawmakers proposed legalizing the practice.


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