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Does competition equal lower prices? MS drugs defied cost logic as challengers swarmed in

Once only a small group of competitors, the field for multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies has exploded in recent years: By 2016, the number of approved drugs had nearly tripled in just seven years. That’s speedy growth, but something else grew faster—those drugs’ list prices. The average price of self-administered disease-modifying therapies for MS quadrupled between… Read More »

Healthcare needs price competition, not just transparency

Is Washington finally about to remedy one of the key maladies plaguing American healthcare? Perhaps. But regulatory policies in the District, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, and other states won’t make it easy. First, the good news. The Trump administration is moving this month to make providers disclose their prices, including the prices they charge… Read More »