Updated Jun 21, 2018 - Health

The drug pricing war that leaves patients caught in the middle

The U.S. pays the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, and up to one in five prescriptions go unfilled because Americans can’t afford them.

Why it matters: When it comes to drug pricing, there is no incentive for any one part of the U.S. health care system to change. So it will take a dramatic shift for patients to see lower drug prices any time soon.

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