Consumers Want Government to Limit Rx Prices
By George Anderson
A telephone poll of 1,200 adults conducted by the nonprofit health research organization, The Kaiser Family Foundation, found that nearly two out of every three questioned believe
the federal government should be more involved in keeping down the prices of prescription medicines.
Less than half, 46 percent, said they would support further government regulation of pricing even if it meant pharmaceutical companies had to reduce their research and development
Half of those surveyed said they take one or more prescription drugs on a daily basis.
Moderator’s Comment: Should drug retailers support greater government involvement in limiting the prices charged for prescription medicines? Why or why
A report by Reuters pointed out the federal Medicare program is prohibited by law from negotiating prices with drug makers even though other agencies
within the government are allowed. –
George Anderson – Moderator