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Drug Prices and Access to Medicine

Jun 24, 2016

The average annual cost of cancer drugs in the US now exceeds $100,000 and the price of more than 200 generic drugs doubled from 2013 to 2014. That puts them far out of reach for countess ailing people, including many with decent insurance.

Speakers consider what’s behind the cost of drugs and what options there are for people who can’t pay it.

Speakers:

Kirsten Axelsen

Geoffrey Chaiken

Ken Davis

Ezekiel Emanuel

Lisa Gill

Kiah Williams

Alan Weil

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