TV ads will soon start showing drug prices

Drug companies that make prescription pharmaceuticals covered by Medicare or Medicaid must begin including the list price — also known as the Wholesale Acquisition Cost — in their television ads if that price is $35 or more for a month’s supply or the usual course of therapy under a final rule that HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced today.
“This is a very important day for patients in our country,” he said during a conference call with reporters.
“Patients have a right to know the price of the health care they (Read more...)

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