Health Populi June 30, 2021
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The FDA’s approval of the first therapy to treat Alzheimer’s Disease in over twenty years brought attention to a not-yet-convened debate of U.S. health care costs and spending, innovation, and return-on-the-investment (as well as “for whom” do the returns accrue).

In my latest post for Medecision, I explore different angles on the Aduhelm and Alzheimer’s discussion, covering:

  • The macro- and micro-economics of Alzheimer’s and the $56,000 list price for the drug
  • The FDA regulatory process and aftermath
  • U.S. consumers’ bipartisan support for drug price regulation through Medicare negotiation and private/commercial sector adoption
  • Congressional legislation addressing the price of medicines in the U.S., and
  • Future prospects for value-based pricing of medicines and health care.

I concluded the essay by...

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