Coming from the UK and now living in New York, paying for all things related to healthcare is certainly a change!
It is one of the hottest topics here in the US at the moment; The battle between the drug companies, pricing and the consumer. When is a drug overpriced? And who decides?
The debate will rumble on, i'm interested to know your thoughts from an insider and consumer perspective?...
Once a topic only for pharma insiders, drug pricing has become a hot button issue across the world, as healthcare systems already strained by demographic shifts and funding issues struggle to cope with the eye-popping prices of some new innovative medicines. In the US, healthcare has risen steadily up the list of issues that people care about, routinely making the top five top issues during the 2016 Presidential election alongside the economy, terrorism and foreign policy. When politicians discussed healthcare, high drug prices always came up, attracting criticism from nearly all candidates.