What They’re Watching: Dr. Sameer Awsare

Dr. Sameer Awsare is the Associate Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group. He joined us in this edition of What They’re Watching to address three components of fixing the drug pricing model.

The drug pricing model in this country is really broken and it needs to be redone. I think it needs to have three¬†components in it. One is transparency, to figure out how the heck do they come up with these drug prices…

The other part that’s missing is really true competition. What we’re seeing in pharma is shadow pricing…

And the last one is value, so I would say lot’s of innovated drugs have come out…but pharma continues to come up with drugs that are old drugs, they just reformulated them.