How States Can Address Rising Drug Costs

Policies to better manage pharmaceutical spending and ensure patient access

How States Can Address Rising Drug Costs
Rising Drug Costs
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Rising prescription drug costs have placed an increased burden on state budgets, spurring many policymakers to pursue solutions to lower drug spending for patients, payers, and state programs.

In response, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ drug spending research initiative has developed several policy proposals that could inform these efforts:


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