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Online petition asks Washington to control cancer drug prices
Modern Healthcare

A grass-roots petition to improve the affordability of cancer drugs is gathering signatures—and stories—after being posted online in early March.

Two weeks in, nearly 4,000 people have signed the petition asking President Barack Obama, HHS and members of Congress to protest against high cancer drug prices. That’s because, according to research cited in the petition, the average price of cancer drugs has risen from $5,000 to $10,000 annually in 2000 to more than $120,000 a year today.