Even the most effective drug is useless if people don’t take it because it’s so expensive. Today’s high prices are pushing more and more patients into nonadherence. It’s a prescription for trouble for us all.
Too many Americans are skipping prescribed medications because they find them too expensive. That foretells trouble for payers—and for patients. On this page, you’ll find several relevant facts and numbers.
The industry has been criticized for lack of transparency—and worse. Some see ‘a ton of sense’ in the proposed mergers with insurers and retailers. Others see a risk of even higher drug prices and a need for oversight.
An age/sex/gene expression score helped to identify patients with low current likelihood of obstructive coronary artery disease. These patients had lower costs of CAD care during one year of follow-up. Early reductions in cardiac referrals at 45 days among these patients persisted for one year.