Shaheen Pushes for Ways to Lower Health Care Costs – Valley News

Read article - Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen criticized the pharmaceutical industry for putting profits above people and called for increased competition to lower drug prices on Friday during a roundtable discussion at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. Woloshin noted that a major problem with the drug market is that prices often are arbitrary. "A lot of the drugs (on the market) don't do all that much," said Woloshin. "We need a day of objectively looking at the drug to discern what the value is."