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Forum on drug prices addresses innovation, patient access, affordability
Modern Healthcare

An HHS forum on prescription drug prices Friday focused on balancing pharmaceutical innovation with patient access and affordability, while also developing payment models that work for the industry and consumers.

The daylong forum comes amid multiple spikes in the price of individual prescriptions and several 2016 presidential candidates laying out their plans for addressing the issue.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said in her opening remarks that prescription drug pricing is a complex issue that needs immediate attention.