Data Set Medication

Published on December 15th, 2016 | by Joshua New


Tracking the Increase in Drug Prices

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published datasets on the price histories of drugs covered by Medicare Part B and D—drugs that are administered in doctors’ offices and by patients, respectively—from 2011 to 2015. The dataset covers 5,000 different prescription medications and reveals substantial increases in drug pricing over the five-year period, with an average cost increase of 83.6 percent, according to Modern Healthcare.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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