• By Dana Sparks

Prescribing Solutions for the High Cost of Cancer Medications

September 26, 2012

One of the reasons cancer drugs cost so much in the United States is because there's a virtual monopoly held by some drug manufacturers. That's according to a commentary by two Mayo Clinic physicians in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.  Mayo Clinic hematologist, Vincent Rajkumar, M.D., says, “Cancer care is not representative of a free-market system, and the traditional checks and balances that make the free-market system work so efficiently in all other areas are absent when it comes to most cancer treatment.”  Dr. Rajkumar makes several solution recommendations:  

Read entire news release: High Cost of Cancer Drugs

Sound bites with Dr. Rajkumar are available in the downloads above.

Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Vincent Rajkumar, Mayo Clinic Hematologist

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