Increasing Drug List Prices Show No Correlation with Change in Rebates (2012–2017)
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- Increasing list prices are not correlated with
changes in rebates, shown with the
horizontal blue line.
- List prices for all drugs increased faster than the
rate of inflation. There is no consistent pattern
to the changes in rebates; some increased while
- There are prominent cases of higher-than-average
price increases on brand drugs where rebates
stayed the same or declined (ex: Humulin).