The surprising reason drug prices are on the rise – VOX

Background: Many people in Jefferson County have been discussing the rising price of drugs, including retired physicians, pharmacists and patients. While the President has made bold statements that have never materialized into actions, (and only seem to provide a buying opportunity to purchase drug stocks at a discount during the 24 hours after the tweet), the industry has chosen to continue to raise it’s prices. Many horrific stories are starting to appear on NPR and the mainstream media.

Here’s an overview of some ideas on why this is happening.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/7/18172678/how-much-drug-prices-rise-voxcare

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