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Thinking about health: Drug Prices still rising, relief for patients unlikely


July 22, 2019

Consumers hoping a couple of recent policy proposals might lower prices for their prescription drugs may be out of luck, at least for now.

Earlier this year the Trump administration had proposed a rule that would have required prescription drug manufacturers to disclose list prices for drugs advertised on TV. Drug makers would have had to tell the public the list price of a 30-day supply of any drugs covered under the Medicare and Medicaid programs that cost at least $35 a month.

Some experts argued the rule would not have been very effective because consumers often don’t pay the list p...

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