I recently referred to a WSJ article on advances in myeloma drugs by tweeting: Will @joewalkerWSJ @JeanneWhalen @jonathanrockoff ignore PBMs, insurers pocket rebates, make patients pay $1000s http://on.wsj.com/1Oxb69P.. Meaning will these reporters follow up with an article on myeloma treatments hat pins the blame on out of pocket drug costs on drug companies as opposed to or in combination with many other decisions undertaken by PBMs and insurers? Will they look at the impact of such medicines in reducing hospitalizations, infusions, etc that insurers pay for and are more expensive than the drugs patients must partially cover?
Below is a chart that has a link to a specific article on drug costs by each WSJ reporter and whether or not the articles discuss specific issues that would put the cost and value of drugs in context.
Maybe this will clear up the confusion.