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Making Medicines Affordable

Drug costs are now a significant part of the nation's total spending on health care. This video outlines main messages from our report, Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative. The report recommends a number of actions aimed at improving the affordability of prescription drugs without discouraging continued innovation in drug development and looks at a number of related areas including the role of generics and biosimilars, intellectual property, financial transparency, drug advertising, as well as insurance benefit designs.

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July 15, 2019

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can access, comprehend, and use information to make health care decisions. However, estimates suggest that more than one-third of the U.S. adult population has low health literacy. Inadequate health literacy can make it difficult for individuals to ...