Activity ID



June 18, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Medical Association


In this course you will learn about trends on current and projected prescription drug spending, Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, projected drug spending, public opinion on drug costs and proposed controls, biologics and biosimilars, cancer drugs, and drug shortages.

1. This activity is hosted on the AMA Ed Hub.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

1. Identify current trends in drug spending, biologics, biosimilars, cancer drugs and drug shortages
2. Define causes of, and efforts taken, to mitigate the rising costs of prescription drugs and drug shortages
3. Explain predicted impacts of drug spending and drug shortage trends for patients, physicians, payers and policymakers


Health Care Economics, Insurance, Payment, Pharmacoeconomics


Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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