Digging through the Medicaid Prescription Drug Database, I want to find out if HIV drug prices are rising faster over time compared to other daily medications for chronic diseases. I stratified by the number of drugs in each combination tablet, and next I will need to adjust for inflation. Let me know if you think of a good class of comparator drugs.
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I think the difficulty is that we want to pay for drugs that innovate, and there’s been a lot of innovation in HIV medicines. Perhaps you could match HIV drugs with another class of drugs that has produced a similar amount of improvement in survival times in the same period. It’s hard to think of a class of drugs like that, but off the top of my head I might suggest drugs for CML or hepatitis C.