PLOS Blog Features Series Discussing Drug Pricing, Access

PLOS Blogs’ “Your Say” this week began a six-part series, titled “Talking about Drug Prices & Access to Medicines.” Featured bloggers will discuss issues surrounding drug pricing and access, including “misaligned incentives around drug R&D efforts and the related unavailability of necessary medicines to people around the world.”

Your Say”: Only a radical overhaul can reclaim medicines for the public interest
In the first piece, Els Torreele, director of Access to Medicines at the Open Society Foundations, discusses how “the way the world finances and rewards medical innovation is more problematic than ever…” (10/13).

Your Say”: This Blog Post Will Cost You
In the second piece, freelance science journalist Jessica Wapner uses the process of writing a blog post to highlight the complicated nature of drug pricing (10/15).