Pharmaceutical Company Profits Significantly Greater than Non-pharmaceutical Companies 2000 to 2018

Pharmaceutical Company Profits Significantly Greater than Non-pharmaceutical Companies 2000 to 2018 “Key Points Question  How do the profits of large pharmaceutical companies compare with those of other companies from the S&P 500 Index? Findings  In this cross-sectional study that compared the profits of 35 large pharmaceutical companies with those of 357 large, nonpharmaceutical companies from 2000 to […]

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18% of those 50-64 Avoid Medical Care or Filling Prescriptions Due to Cost

18% of those 50-64 Avoid Medical Care or Filling Prescriptions Due to Cost “…Avoidance of Medical Care and Association With Health Insurance Affordability Concerns Approximately 13.2% (95% CI, 11.2%-15.5%) of respondents said that they did not get medical care in the past year because of cost (Table 2). In addition, 11.9% (95% CI, 9.9%-14.1%) reported […]

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18.2% of those 50-64 Avoid Medical Care or Filling Prescriptions Due to Cost

18.2% of those 50-64 Avoid Medical Care or Filling Prescriptions Due to Cost “…Avoidance of Medical Care and Association With Health Insurance Affordability Concerns Approximately 13.2% (95% CI, 11.2%-15.5%) of respondents said that they did not get medical care in the past year because of cost (Table 2). In addition, 11.9% (95% CI, 9.9%-14.1%) reported […]

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Pharmaceutical Spending in U.S. Highest of OECD Countries Despite U.S.’ Much Greater Use of Generics

Pharmaceutical Spending in U.S. Highest of OECD Countries Despite U.S.’ Much Greater Use of GenericsP “Compared with peer countries, the United States spends about 200% more per capita on prescription drugs. In 2016, the United States spent approximately $329 billion on prescription drugs, a number likely to grow. Recent OECD data show that Americans spend […]

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Healthcare CEOs Have Highest Median Incomes at $14.9 million

Healthcare CEOs Have Highest Median Incomes at $14.9 million “Industry Comparison The healthcare sector, which includes traditional healthcare, insurance as well as biopharma companies, had the highest median CEO pay package among S&P 500 companies at $14.9 million, followed by industrial goods at $13.9 million. Utilities CEOs were awarded a median $9.3 million, the lowest […]

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Treatment Adherence Improves when Prescription Medications are Free

Treatment Adherence Improves when Prescription Medications are Free Importance Nonadherence to treatment with medicines is common globally, even for life-saving treatments. Cost is one important barrier to access, and only some jurisdictions provide medicines at no charge to patients. Objective To determine whether providing essential medicines at no charge to outpatients who reported not being […]

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U.S. Pays More for Drugs than Other Nations, would Negotiate Down with Medicare for All

U.S. Pays More for Drugs than Other Nations, would Negotiate Down with Medicare for All “U.S. payers are currently charged substantially more for drugs than payers in other countries (Danzon and Furukawa, 2008), which may be partially attributable to the fact that Medicare is currently barred from negotiating drug prices on behalf of enrollees. Within […]

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