Seven Recent Video Takes on Rising Prescription Drug Prices

So why are prescription drug prices consuming an ever larger slice of the healthcare cost pie? Here's seven recent takes on that question, posted in HealthShareTV:
 

1. Blue Promise: Why are Prescriptions So Expensive?
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas - 2 minutes, 51 seconds: Dr. Dan McCoy discusses the cost drivers and tips for consumers to lower their expenses.
 

2. What Has Been Driving Up Costs of Prescription Drugs? - Medpage Today
Medpage Today - 2 minutes, 43 seconds: They discuss a simple answer: basic supply-and-demand economics
 

3. QuickTake: Taming U.S. Prescription Drug Prices
Bloomberg TV Markets and Finance - 2 minutes, 1 second: Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn takes a look at the rising costs of prescription drugs in the United States.
 

4. What you can do to lower prescription drug costs
CBS This Morning - 3 minutes, 35 seconds: Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to offer tips on how to talk to your doctor and find drugs that cost less.
 

5. Reining in prescription drug prices: Removing barriers to competition in pharmaceutical markets
Brookings Institution -  26 minutes, 2 seconds: The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and the Center for Health Policy at Brookings hosted a forum on policies to lower prescription drug prices. 
 

6. Demystifying Drug Pricing - The Future of Prescription Drugs
AtlanticLIVE - 33 minutes, 17 seconds: panel discussion with Henry Aaron, Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Elizabeth Fowler, Vice President for Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson; Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow and Economist, Project HOPE; With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
 

7. Why Prescription Drugs Cost So Much - Michael Rea - TEDxKC
TEDx - 8 minutes, 14 seconds - TEDx event with Dr. Michael Rea of Rx Savings Solutions 
 

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