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In response to the recent spike of many prescription drug prices, the AMA adopted several policies to provide patients with more information about the drugs that they are prescribed and a rationale for price increases at its 2017 annual meeting, according to a press release. “Taken together, these policies would bring much needed transparency to drug pricing and provide a clear benefit to consumers struggling with exorbitant costs,” Barbara L. McAneny, MD, AMA President-elect, said in the release. “There seems to be no logic — or warning — to these price spikes. In the case of naloxone, communities are struggling to afford a life-saving treatment. Sunlight is needed to help respond to price shifts, because if the pricing trends continue, patients and communities will not be able to afford life-saving drugs.”
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