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The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »

Thailand’s plan to implement price controls on medical supplies and services: A shift towards better digital health adoption?

In December 2018, Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce announced plans to put medical-related fees, including drugs, supplies and service charges, on the price control list of the government’s central committee on prices of goods and services. On January 9 2019, the plan was approved and the Thai government added medicine, medical supplies and medical services to… Read More »

Healthcare price growth significantly outpaces inflation

Healthcare prices continue to rise across the country, according to a new study. Over a five-year period, healthcare prices increased in 111 out of 112 metro areas analyzed by the Health Care Cost Institute. The outlier was Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., where prices dropped 5% from 2012 to 2016, HCCI’s analysis of 1.78 billion commercial health… Read More »