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More options for seniors with high drug costs

At least two plans covering some brand-name drugs in the gap will be available in every region of the country. Overall, one-third of plans will offer gap coverage, up from one-fifth this year. Some only provide generics.

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More than 3 million seniors may have to switch drug plans

A plan by Medicare to try to make it simpler for consumers to pick drug coverage could force 3 million seniors to switch plans next year whether they like it or not, says an independent analysis.

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Brand name drug retail prices skyrocketing, AARP finds

WASHINGTON— AARP’s first-ever analysis of retail price trends of prescription drugs finds prices for widely used brand name drugs skyrocketed in 2009, climbing more than eight percent even as general inflation remained negative.  The AARP Rx Price Watch report findings align with the Association’s earlier Rx Watchdog reports, which found similarly large increases in manufacturer […]

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