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Gouging the elderly: Prices skyrocket on drugs widely prescribed to seniors

Gouging the elderly: Prices skyrocket on drugs widely prescribed to seniors The prices of brand-name drugs used by many older Americans rose nearly 130 times faster than inflation last year, a new study reports. “This new report once again highlights the high and unrelenting price increases that are shockingly common in the pharmaceutical market,” said Debra Whitman. She is chief public policy officer at AARP, a nonprofit organization focused on social welfare issues. “What’s particularly remarkable is that these incredibly…

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