…cancer professionals – physicians, researchers and society execs – have felt uncomfortably complicit with a paradigm that too often extracts exorbitant sums of money for miniscule clinical benefit.
…striving for ever-higher earnings, drug companies large and small are relentlessly increasing pricing on old and new drugs because they can. They can because the industry successfully deployed lobbyists who persuaded a receptive Congress to heavily favor their interests, spinning laws away from regulatory controls and toward payment at any price. These circumstances, nurtured by pharma itself, make a 55-fold price increase possible and legal, if outrageous. And that’s the elephant in the room.
Brian Klepper Published 6/09/14 in Employee Benefit News One of America’s most enduring mysteries is why the organizations that pay for
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