Prescription Drug Pricing

About Prescription Drug Pricing

Prescription drugs should be affordable — but patients increasingly face challenges getting medication at fair prices. California’s hospitals are committed to ensuring the availability of lifesaving and life-changing medication. More than 180 California hospitals participate in the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, which provides discount drugs to low-income patients, while many others participate in group purchasing organizations to lower costs. Solutions to rising drug prices must address drivers of cost, like supply shortages and lack of competition, and increase transparency for drug manufacturers.