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Poll: 88 Percent Want Drug Companies to Include Prices in Ads

Poll: 88 Percent Want Drug Companies to Include Prices in Ads
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By    |   Friday, 01 March 2019 07:04 AM EST

Seventy-nine percent of adults say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable, a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals.

Just 17 percent said the cost of drugs is reasonable.

Here are highlights from the poll released Friday.

  • 88 percent favor requiring drug companies to include list prices in ads.
  • 88 percent support making it easier for generic drugs to come to market.
  • 86 percent favor allowing the government to negotiate with drug companies to get a reduced price for those on Medicare.
  • 80 percent say Americans should be allowed to buy drugs imported from Canada.
  • 76 percent support placing an annual limit on out-of-pocket drug costs for those with Medicare.
  • 63 percent favor increasing taxes on drug companies whose prices are too high.

The poll, conducted Feb. 14-24, surveyed 1,440 adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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Seventy-nine percent of adults say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable, and 88 percent favor requiring drug companies to include list prices in ads, a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals.
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