Humira, Entresto, Other Drugs Make ICER’s Unsupported-Price-Hike Naughty List

In the latest version of its annual Unsupported Price Increases (UPI) report, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) found that eight high-expenditure drugs with substantial, unjustified net price increases in 2022 cost insurers and patients nearly $1.3 billion.

“After some reduction in net price increases last year, we’re again seeing many increases in net prices for drugs with large budget impacts,” ICER Chief Medical Officer David Rind, M.D., tells AIS Health, a division of MMIT. However, Rind says that recent legislative changes could make a difference in future years.

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Leslie Small

Leslie Small

Leslie has been working in journalism since 2009 and reporting on the health care industry since 2014. She has covered the many ups and downs of the Affordable Care Act exchanges, the failed health insurer mega-mergers, and hundreds of other storylines spanning subjects such as Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage, employer-sponsored insurance, and prescription drug coverage. As the managing editor of Health Plan Weekly and Radar on Drug Benefits, she writes and edits for both publications while overseeing a small team of reporters who also focus on the managed care sector. Before joining AIS Health, she was a senior editor for the e-newsletter Fierce Health Payer, and she started her career as a copy editor at multiple local newspapers. She graduated with a dual degree in journalism and political science from Penn State University.

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