Inflation and discounts related to falling wholesale drug prices

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AAmid ongoing political pressure on the pharmaceutical industry, a new analysis has found that branded drug manufacturers increased their wholesale prices by 4.4% in the second quarter of 2021, compared to real price growth a year earlier.

Meanwhile, net prices paid by health insurers for drugs, after deducting allowances such as rebates and rebates, fell 1.4%, compared to a 1.8% decrease in the second quarter of last year, according to SSR Health, a research firm that does the Pharmaceutical industry observed. Drug manufacturers, by the way, argue that net prices – not wholesale prices – are a more realistic way of assessing price changes.

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