The U.S. Drug Pricing Problem: How Did We Get Here?

September 23, 2021 0 Comments

by Dhiksha Balaji In the United States, we spend more on prescription medications than any other country – even though we don’t use more than others. And medications are only becoming more expensive. Between the years 2000 to 2017, drug spending in the United States grew by 76%. Spending is expected to increase faster than …

Doctors for America Statement on Women’s Health & Reproductive Rights

September 14, 2021 0 Comments

On September 1, 2021 Texas enacted Senate Bill 8 severely restricting abortion access and the ability to provide abortion care in Texas. Abortion is an essential aspect of evidence-based healthcare. Like all patients, individuals seeking an abortion should have the same right to autonomy, respect, privacy, and support when making medical decisions. Pregnant people obtain …

Physician Member Spotlight: Juliana Morris

September 9, 2021 0 Comments

What part of medicine fascinates you the most? People are so complex. What it takes to connect with someone and build a relationship – it’s not about asking the right questions, it’s about HOW you ask the questions. Connecting symptoms to pathology, given how complex and unique every person is – that’s what I find …

Prescription Drug Affordability Boards and State-Led Effort to Control Drug Pricing

September 2, 2021 0 Comments

by David Hirsh Unlike other comparable countries, in the United States, prescription drugs prices are not set or regulated by the federal government. The out-of-pocket costs that patients face for the drugs physicians prescribe are ultimately a function of a combination of interests divided among stakeholders including pharmaceutical companies, insurers, and pharmacy benefit managers. However, …