The mysterious case of the zigzag drug price: How much does irbesartan cost?

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

SUMMARY: It’s the mystery of the overnight skyrocketing drug price, in this case irbesartan, a blood-pressure drug. Prices can be all over the place, as you might have noticed. Here’s a case study, with a relentless Sherlock Holmes-type sleuth.     Jeanne PinderJeanne Pinder¬† is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The […]

An insider’s view of generic-drug pricing: Crazy fluctuation is the norm

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

  Did you ever notice that prescription prices seem to be crazy? Pricing policies from pharmacies and manufacturers are all over the map, David Lazarus writes in The Los Angeles Times, quoting a former drug purchasing manager for Kaiser Permanente, the big California-based health-care provider. ” ‘A lot of the prices for generics cant be […]