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What’s happening to generic drug prices? August 2019 NADAC Survey Update

What’s happening to generic drug prices? August 2019 NADAC Survey Update

It’s NADAC survey results week, which means it’s time for our next installment of “what happened to generic drug prices last month.” We saw a lot of price decreases this past month, and an overall decrease in annualized spending. As always, the details matter, and we’re here to provide them for you. Check out our latest drug pricing report for a lot of important updates, plus an updated NADAC Packed Bubble Chart.

What’s happening to generic drug prices? July 2019 NADAC Survey Update

What’s happening to generic drug prices? July 2019 NADAC Survey Update

It’s NADAC survey results week, which means it’s time for our next installment of “what happened to generic drug prices last month.” We saw a lot of price increases this past month, and an overall decrease in annualized spending, after a couple months of concerning trends. As always, the details matter, and we’re here to provide them for you. Check out our latest drug pricing report for a lot of important updates, plus an updated NADAC Packed Bubble Chart.

What’s happening to generic drug prices? June 2019 NADAC Survey Update

What’s happening to generic drug prices? June 2019 NADAC Survey Update

It’s NADAC survey results week, which means it’s time for our next installment of “what happened to generic drug prices last month.” It looks like we saw a lot of price increases this past month, and an overall increase in annualized spending. As always, the details matter, and we’re here to provide them for you. Check out our latest drug pricing report for a lot of important updates, plus an updated NADAC Packed Bubble Chart and new year-over-year generic deflation tracker!

Slicing up the Pie: New dashboard launched to track drugmaker market share

Slicing up the Pie: New dashboard launched to track drugmaker market share

If you’re trying to discover reasons for why drug prices go up or down, one of the best things to look at is supply and demand. A new federal antitrust lawsuit alleges that several generic drugmakers were colluding in an effort to protect market share and raise prices. To get a better sense of what was happening in the market at the time the alleged collusion took place, it helps to track a drug’s market share over time. Using Medicaid utilization data and other public datasets, we have now launched a new dashboard to provide a crumb trail for those looking to determine the market distribution of drug manufacturers as prices fluctuate.

What's happening to generic drug prices? November 2018 NADAC Survey update

What's happening to generic drug prices? November 2018 NADAC Survey update

CMS published their latest National Average Drug Acquisition Cost (NADAC) survey results today, and they've given us a lot to be thankful for! Applying the latest pricing changes to Medicaid's 2018 drug utilization mix results in $169 million of annualized savings on generic drugs. Moreover, we got both better "quantity" and "quality" out of this update.  In other words, more generic drugs went down in price (quantity) and of the ones that went down, a lot more went down by a meaningful amount (quality).

2,500% price increase? New 46brooklyn report highlights hydroxychloroquine pricing tactics

2,500% price increase? New 46brooklyn report highlights hydroxychloroquine pricing tactics

It is well-known that competition in the generic manufacturer marketplace drives drug prices down considerably. Plaquenil, a brand-name drug that has been on the market since 1955, eventually saw generics enter the market almost a quarter of a century ago. By all accounts, generic Plaquenil – known as hydroxychloroquine – had become a very affordable drug at approximately 10 cents per pill. But FDA actions quickly dried up the supply of the drug, causing prices to balloon more than 2,500%. 46brooklyn’s newest drug pricing report examines how state Medicaid programs were impacted by this price spike, and how some states continued paying elevated rates even after the price came crashing back down.