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Why are prescription drugs so expensive?

It’s no secret that the cost of prescription drugs — especially brand-name drugs — has been rising far faster than inflation over the last few years.

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How to shop for lower prescription drug prices

More than a dozen websites and apps are vying to help U.S. consumers find the lowest prices for prescription drugs by comparing prices and searching for deals, similar to the way Expedia looks for cheap airfare or Bankrate.com looks for low mortgage rates.

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Coinsurance trend means higher outlay for drugs

Medicare beneficiaries may get dinged with higher prescription drug bills this year because more than half of covered drugs in standalone plans require them to pay a percentage of the cost.

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More elderly use dangerous drug combinations

One in six older adults now regularly use potentially deadly combinations of prescription and over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements.

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Price hikes doubled average drug price over 7 years

The average cost for a year’s supply of a prescription drug doubled in just seven years to more than $11,000.

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Generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

By Matthew Perrone WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. Members of the Senate met Thursday to scrutinize the recent, unexpected trend among generic medicines, which are […]

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