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PrEP Pricing Problems

A Number of Barriers to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Uptake, Use, and Adherence Have Been Identified -- Cost Shouldn't Be One of Them

    FIGURE: Actual Truvada Reimbursment Cost vs. CPI-U and MCC Adjusted Prices
    FIGURE: Actual Truvada Reimbursment Cost vs. CPI-U and MCC Adjusted Prices The average retail reimbursement price for Truvada grew six times faster than overall inflation (consumer price index for all urban consumers [CPI-U] inflation) and four times faster than inflation for drugs and other medical commodities (medical care commodities [MCC] inflation). 1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Medical Care Commodities [CUUR0000SAM1] [Internet]. Saint Louis (MO): Federal Reserve Economic Data, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis (cited 2016 March 1). Available from: https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/CUUR0000SAM1. 2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items [CPIAUCSL] [Internet]. Saint Louis (MO): Federal Reserve Economic Data, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis (cited 2016 March 1). Available from: https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/CPIAUCSL. 3. Bloomberg Intelligence Biotech Drug Explorer [Bloomberg Terminal]. New York (NY): Bloomberg L.P. [cited 28 February 2016]. Available (on Bloomberg Terminal) from: BI PHRMX "Drug Explorer."

    James Krellenstein

    James Krellenstein is a co-founder of The PrEP4All Collaboration and the #BreakThePatent movement

    Jeremiah Johnson

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