Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Prescription drug costs rise for seniors

From the Washington Post article:

Drugmakers increased prices by an average of 7.4 percent last year for the brand-name medicines most commonly prescribed to the elderly, according to the advocacy group AARP.

The increase far exceeded inflation, continuing a longtime trend.


The trade group representing drugmakers, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, said AARP's numbers reflect neither the true amounts consumers pay for medicine nor a slowing in the growth of drug prices when taking into account generics.

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