Medical Progress Report No. 1  December 2004


Are Drug Price Controls Good for Your Health?

Figure 3: Effect of Lost Life Years on U.S. Economy

Value of 1 Life Year in the U.S.

Forgone Life Years from Government Influence on Real Drug Prices

Cost to U.S.Economy from Government Influence on Real Drug Prices

$50,000

140.0 million

$7.0 trillion

$100,000

140.0 million

$14.0 trillion

$150,000

140.0 million

$21.0 trillion

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