Cost increases for branded drugs outpace inflation
Published on November 29, 2012 at 9:44 AM
Reuters: U.S. Price Hikes On Branded Drugs Far Outpace 2012 Inflation
U.S. price increases on popular branded drugs in the past year have been more than six times the overall rate of inflation for consumer goods, while spending on specialty medications is up nearly 23 percent, according to data compiled by Express Scripts for its first quarterly drug trend report (Berkrot, 11/28).
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