HealthConnections: The Expensive World of Prescription Drugs

Jan 15, 2019

A 2017 survey showed more than half of Americans take prescription drugs. If you’re one of them, you probably know prescriptions can be very expensive. But that’s not the case in other industrialized nations. What makes the U.S. different, and how can national leaders address the growing cost of prescription drugs?

That's the focus of this edition of HealthConnections. Dr. Carole Myers outlines the factors that contribute to expensive drugs, what that means for consumers, and a glimmer of hope that political leaders in Washington may be able to come together to do something about it.