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Physician Group Calls On Government To Rein In Drug Prices
National Public Radio

It’s not just patients who are getting tired of ever-rising drug prices. Doctors are joining the chorus of frustration.

The latest voice? The American College of Physicians, whose membership includes 143,000 internal medicine doctors, published a position paper Monday calling for the government and industry to take steps to rein in spiraling costs.

“This is consistent with our mission to put the patient first,” Dr. Wayne Riley, ACP president, tell Shots. We’ve heard from our patients, and our patients are frustrated with dealing with this.”

The article, being published Tuesday in Annals of Internal Medicine, says that the U.S. is the only country in the 34-member Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which includes most advanced economies, that doesn’t have any government regulation of drug prices.