Tag Archives: Cost

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 »

Disease has cost Africa 630 million years of ‘healthy life’, according to WHO study

A Ugandan doctor checks a Somali child at an outpatient hospital run by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Diseases, disability and early death, resulting from illness, has cost the economy of the African continent’s 54 nations $ 2.4 trillion in annual workforce productivity losses in… Read More »

Even among the insured, cost of illness can be devastating, Harvard-backed poll finds

Despite the Affordable Care Act’s much-touted expansion of health coverage in the U.S., a first-ever poll of America’s seriously ill demonstrates that insurance alone isn’t enough to protect against the high cost of care. The poll showed that though 91 percent of respondents had health insurance, 53 percent of those with insurance had trouble paying… Read More »