NPR logo

Study: Hospitals Charge Higher Drug Prices

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/856847/856848" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Study: Hospitals Charge Higher Drug Prices

Science

Study: Hospitals Charge Higher Drug Prices

Study: Hospitals Charge Higher Drug Prices

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/856847/856848" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A study released by the California Nurses Association finds that hospitals dramatically mark up the price of medication when they bill insurance companies for patient care. Some hospitals mark up prices by 700 percent. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.