Launch prices for new brand-name prescription drugs increased 20% per year between 2008 and 2021, according to a study reported yesterday in JAMA. Median launch prices increased from $2,115 per year in 2008 to $180,007 per year in 2021, based on data from SSR Health. The share of drugs priced at $150,000 per year or more rose from 9% in 2008-2013 to 47% in 2020-2021.
 

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