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By Trudy Lieberman
Rural Health News Service 

Think twice before buying drugs

 


Word has just come from Express Scripts, the big pharmacy benefit manager, that per capita drug spending in the U.S. increased more than 6 percent last year. When high prices for specialty drugs like the hepatitis C medicine Sovaldi is factored in, the increase is even greater. There are more expensive specialty drugs in the pipeline, and prices of traditional drugs especially generics are rising too. We know that if we’ve refilled any prescriptions.

The National Coalition on Health Care, a group of businesses, healthcare providers, consumer groups and faith-based organizations, has war...



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