What’s a fair price for blood thinners?
Aug 30, 2023

What’s a fair price for blood thinners?

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Now, Medicare will get to decide, and then negotiate with pharmaceutical companies. Plus, why the FDIC wants banks to take on more debt.

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The FDIC wants regional banks to take on $70 billion of debt

The hope? That holding more long-term debt will strengthen major regional banks against failure.

How will Medicare decide a fair price for drug negotiations?

Dan Gorenstein of Tradeoffs explains what factors the federal insurance program will look at and what the next steps are.
The Inflation Reduction Act signed into law last year gives Medicare new muscle to try to negotiate lower drug prices.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jordan Mangi Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC