Topic: Policy: Unsupported Price Increase

Unsupported Price Increases Occurring in 2021

Dec 2022 | Policy Paper

The price of many existing drugs, both brand and generic, can increase substantially over time, and questions are frequently raised regarding whether these price increases are justified. State policymakers have been particularly active in seeking measures to address this issue. In 2019, we launched a new line of ICER reports, named Unsupported Price Increase (UPI) reports, […]

Unsupported Price Increases Occurring in 2020 in California

Oct 2022 | Policy Paper

 ICER received a new grant from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) to develop 1) two annual unsupported price increase reports specific to California, and 2) a policymaker guide outlining how to use comparative effectiveness research to ensure that patients have fair access to fairly priced drugs. California passed SB-17, a drug transparency law requiring manufacturers […]

Unsupported Price Increases Occurring in 2020

Nov 2021 | Policy Paper

The price of many existing drugs, both brand and generic, can increase substantially over time, and questions are frequently raised regarding whether these price increases are justified. State policymakers have been particularly active in seeking measures to address this issue. For example, both California and Vermont now have laws tracking substantial drug price increases, requiring drug manufacturers […]

Unsupported Price Increases Occurring in 2017-2018

Oct 2019 | Policy Paper

ICER evaluated selected high-impact drugs with substantial price increases. ICER reviewed changes in the evidence base for each of these drugs and assess whether or not new clinical data exists that could suggest that the drugs could be significantly more beneficial for patients than what was previously understood. ICER published the final draft of its […]

Unsupported Price Increases Occurring in 2019

Jan 2021 | Policy Paper

On January 12, 2021, ICER published our latest report on Unsupported Price Increases (UPI) of prescription drugs in the United States. Among the top drugs with price increases in 2019 that had substantial effects on US spending, ICER determined that seven of 10 lacked adequate new evidence to demonstrate a substantial clinical benefit that was not […]