CHA Director Dr. Fielding on Lowering Prices for Lifesaving Drugs

Center for Health Advancement Director, Dr. Jonathan Fielding, addresses the exorbitant increase in drug prices and suggests several solutions in a recent U.S. News & World Report. Americans pay more for common medicines than most other countries, forcing millions of U.S. consumers to forego filling a doctor’s prescription or to lower their dosage to make the medicine last longer. Failure to take a prescribed medicine or reducing the amount costs $300 billion in extra medical expenses and contributes to 125,000 deaths a year. Read on for Dr. Fielding’s common-sense fixes to make drugs affordable.

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