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Drug prices continue to climb despite barrage of criticism

March 21, 2018


Drug prices are still climbing despite calls to lower them, Axios reports.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly chastised the pharmaceutical industry, even accusing them of “getting away with murder.” But since he took office, drugmakers have hiked list prices on hundreds of drugs at rates that outpace inflation, according to Axios, citing an analysis from Pharmacy Benefit Consultants.

List prices are the amount manufacturers set and don’t include rebates and discounts. Patients with insurance don’t pay these prices, though people who are uninsured may.

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