September 17, 2019
by Marilyn Hyder
A new national poll by a non-profit, non-partisan healthcare research organization finds three-quarters of Americans consider the cost of prescription drugs in the United States to be “unreasonable.”
Tim Lash is the chief strategy officer at the West Health Institute and the Gary and Mary West Foundation they teamed with N-O-R-C at the University of Chicago to find the perceptions of healthcare costs, specifically drug prices.
Lash tells KOGO News they are also forming a new entity, Civica Rx, designed to address failures of the generic market and shortages of medicines and providing a greater supply of medicines at a lower price.
Civica Rx has identified 14 hospital-administered generic drugs as its initial focus, seeking to stabilize the supply of essential medications, many of which have fallen into chronic shortage situations.
Listen to our interview below, including what the voter can do to help achieve lower drug prices.