New Public and Private Efforts to Contain Healthcare Costs: What it Means for the Healthcare Industry

20 December 2017
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Key takeaways

  • As healthcare costs continue to climb, both public and private payors are pursuing strategies to expand access and contain costs.
  • The FDA and state governments have recently announced initiatives that are aimed at directly or indirectly reducing prescription drug costs.
  • Healthcare companies are using vertical integration as a means of controlling costs and developing new means of providing reasonably-priced, accessible healthcare.
  • These initiatives provide strategic opportunities for healthcare companies that can enhance the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of healthcare goods and services.