pharmaceutical prices

Pressure on pharmaceutical prices expected to persist

Pressure on pharmaceutical prices expected to persist

NEW YORK — Pricing pressures have become the new normal for the pharmaceutical industry. Three main factors are forcing down drug prices: government pressure, patent losses and the rise of generics. In developed markets, governments account for nearly 76% of spending on hospitals and other medical services. As a result, rising government measures to curb

Rx makers should work to reframe pricing debate

Rx makers should work to reframe pricing debate

The 2016 presidential race is already well under way. Despite thousands of speeches, interviews and, on the Republican side, two debates, there is a lot about the candidates’ thinking that needs to be clarified. One thing, however, is certain —  health care will be a prominent issue as the process of choosing Barack Obama’s successor