WHY ARE DRUGS SO EXPENSIVE?
American Drug Companies & You
With more and more prescription medications on the market, many people are saying they simply cannot afford what doctors are prescribing. Is this how you feel? Some analysts believe it’s because of:
- Monopoly pricing
- Incentives for doctors and pharmacists to select more expensive brands
- High research and development costs
- Price gouging
- Putting profits ahead of patients
Come and learn about what is really happening and what it means for you and your family.
Dr. Jim Hornstein, CMHS Chair of the Bioethics Committee
Mark McCamish, MD, Ph.D.
Former Pharmaceutical Industry Executive
John Lu, Ph.D.
Health Care Economist, California State University Channel Islands
Renu Bajwa, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist, Community Memorial Hospital