Magazine

Table: Rx for Drug Costs


The following steps might help to slow America's rising tab

-- Close legal loopholes that Big Pharma uses to delay generic competition.

-- Lower unnecessary health-care and drug costs--from adverse drug reactions to overprescriptions--by curbing drug misuse.

-- Require insured patients to pay a percentage of a prescription's cost out of pocket, with percentages rising for more expensive choices.

-- Disseminate information on the value of drugs--i.e. how well one drug works compared to the alternatives.

-- Reduce hospitalizations and later drug costs by promoting preventative steps against heart disease, diabetes, and other problems.

-- Tighten rules on advertising drugs directly to consumers. The ads often encourage consumers to select pricey drugs over cheaper ones that work just as well.


Too Cool for Crisis Management
LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus