Endpoints Video spotlight: The debate over drug pricing takes center stage in 2017
If you thought the drug pricing debate looked big in 2016, wait for what 2017 has in store for you.
At JP Morgan earlier this month, Endpoints News gathered together some of the top industry players to discuss the latest news on pricing strategies as well as different perspectives on what it’s going to take to satisfy the growing public demand for price reforms.
This was just before President Trump lined up a broadside that would rattle every window in pharma.
Whatever direction this goes on Capitol Hill, it’s quite certain that the industry will no longer be allowed to quietly engineer steep and steady price hikes, though that may depend on your definition of “steep.” But what’s to be done with the price gougers when there’s no law preventing anyone from overnight price hikes of 5,000%? And how will drug companies handle the next controversy over sticker shock?
The Endpoints team gathered a few clips from the breakfast to offer a flavor of what’s being discussed. It’s clear that the debate has a long way to run, though, before it’s played out.
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