High Rx Drug Prices? We’re Not to Blame Say Payers & Our Unbiased Poll Proves It! | Pharmaguy's Insights Into Drug Industry News | Scoop.it

While numerous congressional inquiries have purported to seek solutions or culprits for rising prescription drug prices, the American people appear to be placing the blame squarely on the laps of prescription drug manufacturers, according to a new survey released by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA).

 

That survey, conducted for PCMA by North Star Opinion Research, found that three quarters of voters say the cost of prescription drugs is too high, and 55 percent said that drug companies are most to blame for high drug costs.

 

Mark Merritt, president of PCMA, which represent the nation’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies, pointed out that only 7 percent of Americans blame his association’s industry for high drug prices, despite the brand prescription drug manufacturers’ attempts to shift the blame to PBMs (read “Pharma CEO Rips Insurance CEOs a New One! Exposes Salaries, Blames Them for High Drug Prices”: http://sco.lt/6kN065 and Tracking Who Makes Money On A Brand-Name Drug”: http://sco.lt/7h31Ht).

 

Further Reading:

  • “Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Americans Weigh In on How to Keep Drug Costs Down”: http://sco.lt/5EGuMT
  • “Tracking Who Makes Money On A Brand-Name Drug”: http://sco.lt/7h31Ht
  • “Time's Person of the Year Donald Trump Promises He Will ‘Bring Down Drug Prices’”: http://sco.lt/7pHXyz
  • “Pharma CEO Rips Insurance CEOs a New One! Exposes Salaries, Blames Them for High Drug Prices”: http://sco.lt/6kN065