Study: Almost 9 in 10 Concerned about High Drug Prices Due to COVID-19

June 19, 2020

Almost nine in 10 adults in the U.S. are either “very” (55 percent) or “somewhat” (33 percent) concerned pharma will use the COVID-19 pandemic to hike drug prices, according to a new study by West Health and Gallup.

“As Americans brace for a potential second wave of coronavirus infections later this year, leaders would be advised to note that it is not just fear of infection or job loss that is causing concern but also fear of increased costs of prescription drugs, insurance premiums and healthcare generally,” Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index Research Director Dan Witters writes.

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