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Can Rx monopolies be tamed?

Why prescription drugs cost twice as much in U.S. versus other advanced nations ― and what might be done about it

Aug. 23, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study blames “government-protected monopolies” granted to drug makers for fueling the surge in prescription prices ― a trend that’s hitting American patients hardest of all.

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Collaborating to boost value-based care

HICOR hammers out solutions, addresses hard questions on cost and cancer care at third annual summit

April 6, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Patients, providers and health economists joined forces last Friday in Seattle to improve patient outcomes during HICOR's third annual Value in Cancer Care Summit. Read our coverage.

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Vice President Joe Biden's Fred Hutch visit, dramatic remissions in immunotherapy trial, Doug Walker's life of service and more

April 1, 2016

Vice President Biden visits Fred Hutch, dramatic remissions in immunotherapy trial, Doug Walker's life of service, the link between cancer and bankruptcy, and more.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

March 10, 2016

Drs. Michael Emerman and Nina Salama elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology; Dr. William Grady receives grant for esophageal cancer screening study; Dr. Andrew Hsieh earns 2016 ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award; New interactive map is hub for global breast cancer data

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‘Close to criminal’

A Fred Hutch researcher speaks out on the human cost of the ‘unfettered, unbridled greed’ within our health care system

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Dr. Gary Lyman, as told to Diane Mapes

As an oncologist, I've had patients delay or actually stop treatment because of the high cost. They're stopping and they're dying as a result. That's why I've taken a stand with many of my colleagues around the country to call attention to these pricing issues and how unsustainable and devastating they are to our patients.

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Cancer, bankruptcy and death: study finds a link

A new Fred Hutch study finds that the 3 percent of cancer patients who go bankrupt are much more likely to die

Jan. 25, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study conducted by Fred Hutch's HICOR group has found that the 3 percent of cancer patients who go bankrupt are more likely to die. We talk to study author Dr. Scott Ramsey.

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