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|Date added||October 24, 2016|
|Category||Health Care, Health Care Policy (MA), Life Sciences, White Papers|
Date: October 13, 2016
Author: Barbara Anthony, Senior Fellow in Healthcare
Assisted by: Scott Haller, Michael Weiner and Lauren Corvese, Research Assistants
The author acknowledges the very helpful research and guidance of Wells Wilkinson, Esq.
This paper is the fourth in a series on price transparency in the healthcare industry, and the first Pioneer report to focus on the retail price of prescription medications. Researchers called 44 retail drug stores across the state asking for the price of a 30-day supply of each drug in a common dosage. In each case the callers said they were self-pay and pressed the drug store for information about discounts.