drug costs

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.

Rising Drug Costs, $500 Million Gap Concerns Lynne Saxton

Eight months into her job as director of the Oregon Health Authority, Lynne Saxton applauded the audience at State of Reform’s annual Portland conference for standing up for coordinated care organizations and getting 95 percent of Oregonians insured.

“My goal is to get everyone eligible on Medicaid and help those moving off Medicaid to insurance,” Lynne Saxton told health policy leaders gathered at the State of Reform on Tuesday.

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