We hope you all have a chance to see Endgame this weekend. Our Endgame? Lower drug prices.
Welcome to the week in review in prescription drug pricing!
1. Fake patient advocacy on the rise
The pharmaceutical industry is secretly funneling cash into sham non-profit organizations under the guise of helping patients. Look inside this murky world. — (Bloomberg)
2. Woman v. The Machine
In Maine, “The lone voice of a woman from Limestone lays bare the travesty of high drug prices.” — (The Press Herald)
3. The Everglades
4. Good luck with that
PhRMA has launched a campaign to defend high drug prices at the ballot box. Another day, another deception. Scroll through Twitter users’ fiery reactions. — (Twitter reactions to @PhRMA)
5. America, meet the drug pricing vernacular
Terms like “pay-for-delay” go mainstream as presidential contenders lift the veil on Big Pharma’s secretive dealings. — (Kaiser Health News)