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|How an Obscure Drug's 4,000% Price Increase Might Finally Spur Action on Soaring Healthcare Costs|
The Washington Post; subscription may be required
Sept. 22, 2015
"Spectacularly high drug prices have become a political punching bag, especially since Turing Pharmaceuticals struck a nerve by increasing the price of a 62-year-old drug by more than 4,000 percent -- a mind-boggling increase similar to waking up one day and finding out a gallon of gas costs nearly $100.... The details do indeed turn out to be as insane as they sound. But behind them lurks a real lesson about the way drugs are priced in the United States and what role they actually play in the trillion-dollar fight over controlling health-care costs."
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