The Rx Pipeline: Why Are Drugs So Expensive in the U.S.?

Who contributes to what you pay at the pharmacy? Why are prescription drugs so expensive in the United States? Below is a live Facebook video from Kaiser Health News that answers readers’ questions about the prescription drug pricing pipeline and the industry stakeholders who have a role in what you pay.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.