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Prices soar as hospitals dominate cancer market

In the latest in its Prognosis: Profits series, The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer of Raleigh found  that “large nonprofit hospitals in North Carolina are dramatically inflating prices on chemotherapy drugs at a time when they are cornering more of the market on cancer care.” Hospitals are routinely marking prices on cancer drugs up to 10 times more than their typical cost, the newspaper found.

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