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Mark Cuban discusses prescription costs in Vanderbilt panel

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VUMC Urologic Oncology fellow Ruchika Talwar, right, hosts a panel with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Vanderbilt  professor of health policy Stacie Dusetzina Thursday to discuss the state of prescription drug costs.

Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drugs is turning the prescription drug industry on its head.

Last year, the company started shipping generic prescription drugs to customers at severely reduced rates.

Fourteen months after launching, Cost Plus company has 2.1 million accounts.

How? It’s simple. Cuban, the eccentric, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and co-star of NBC’s “Shark Tank,” said Thursday in Nashville he eliminates intermediaries while offering transparency in pricing.

Cuban said 14 months after launching, his Cost Plus company has 2.1 million accounts.

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