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Doctor’s orders: The value of comparing drug prices
Southern California Public Radio

Dr. Sharon Orrange recently heard me on KPCC’s AirTalk discussing the wide variation in the cost of back MRIs, as part of our #PriceCheck collaboration.

Orrange, an internist at the Keck USC School of Medicine, reached out to me via e-mail to say that the lack of transparency with imaging costs is similar to what’s happening with the cost of prescription drugs. I was intrigued. I recently read that one California hospital charged $10 for a blood cholesterol test, while another charged over 1,000 times more.

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