Thirty Years of Media Coverage on High Drug Prices in the United States--A Never-Ending Story or a Time for Change?

In recent years drug prices have increasingly become a topic of debate for patients, providers, payers and policy makers. To place the current drug price debate into historical context, we searched the New York Times and Wall Street Journal from 1985 - 2015 and found that concerns about drug prices have commonly featured in the press over the study period with recently stronger calls for change. Price levels, types of innovations, stakeholder responses, and strategies to address high prices discussed in the media suggest that concerted efforts are required to enable affordable and high-value innovations.

Abbreviation
Value Health
Publication Date
2015-12-02
Volume
19
Issue
1
Page Numbers
14-6
Pubmed ID
26797230
Medium
Print-Electronic
Full Title
Thirty Years of Media Coverage on High Drug Prices in the United States--A Never-Ending Story or a Time for Change?
Authors
Leopold C, Chambers JD, Wagner AK