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Drug Money Part 2: A Look at 2017 State Legislative Efforts to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices

INTRODUCTION

It is no secret that drug prices have been rising at an alarming rate. In fact, spending on prescription drugs rose 12.4% in 2014 and 9% in 2015.[1] In 2015, the U.S. spent $457 billion on prescription drugs, which accounted for 1

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Academic Articles & Reports Roundup: July 2017

Happy August! In this Roundup of articles from the past month, we cover four articles from July. The topics this month include 1) causes of recent drug price increases and how to reduce them; 2) recent trends in health spending by state from 1991-2014; 3) analysis of SHOP programs in California and

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Seventh Circuit Refuses to Revive a $300 Million Antitrust Lawsuit Against St. Francis Medical Center

Saint Francis Medical Center is the largest medical provider in the Peoria area, providing 616 hospital beds and a wide variety of inpatient services. Methodist Medical Center is about half the size, providing only 330 hospital beds. Saint Francis has exclusive contracts with four insurance companie

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Academic Articles & Reports Roundup: June 2017

Happy July! In this Roundup of articles from the past month, we cover five articles all published in June. The topics this month include 1) Maryland’s anti-price gouging law; 2) the 2018 medical cost trend; 3) lowering generic drug costs through effective price transparency; 4) state efforts to es

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The Source Executive Editor Jaime King on ‘The Week in Health Law’ Podcast

The most recent episode of The Week in Health Law podcast features The Source’s own Professor Jaime King! The episode, titled “Competition, Coordination, and Complexity,” covers price transparency issues, provider competit

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Academic Articles & Reports Roundup: May 2017

Summer is finally here! In this Roundup of articles from the past month, we cover four articles published in May. The topics this month include 1) the effect of market concentration on hospital prices; 2) links between cost and quality; 3) pharmaceutical market competition; and 4) all-payer rate set

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