Low cost prescriptions

Billionaire investor and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban has launched a generic drug company called the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company.

The new company’s website says it is dedicated to producing low-cost versions of high-cost generic drugs and pledges to “provide radical transparency in how we price our drugs.”

The Cost Plus company will publish the costs to manufacture, distribute and market its drugs to pharmacies. It said it adds a 15 percent margin to get its wholesale prices and make sure it remains profitable, but that there are no middlemen and no rebates for insurance companies.