Oct. 22, 2021

The False Promise of Current Drug Pricing Reforms

The False Promise of Current Drug Pricing Reforms
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Congress promises to lower drug prices. But patients won’t see any cost savings at the pharmacy counter.

We sort through the facts and myths of drug pricing, how “middlemen” in the supply chain lead to higher costs and real solutions to lowering out-of-pocket costs for patients. Clinical pharmacist and health economist Dr. Robert Popovian dives into the complicated world of drug pricing and simply explains how it impacts patients' health and pockets.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, metastatic breast cancer patient Pam Kohl shares her healthcare journey and what patients should know about the risks of extravasation during scans and treatments. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent, Patients Rising


Robert Popovian, PharmD, Chief Science Policy Officer, Global Healthy Living Foundation

Pam Kohl, metastatic breast cancer patient and advocate

Kathi Luis, Special Projects Director, Amyloidosis Foundation, patient correspondent


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