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A good news/bad news report for consumers: Pharmaceutical companies are not raising the list prices of existing prescription medications as often as they used to.
That’s the good news.
Here’s the flip side: As new drugs come to the market, more have huge price tags attached. In fact, Axios reported on a new study that finds the median monthly price of a new, brand-name drug jumped 381 percent since 2006, from $150 to $722.
An analysis from the drug research firm 46brooklyn, also finds:
This latest study simply underscores what many consumers tell Voices for Affordable Health. What about you? Have your prescription medication costs taken a leap in recent years? Share your story with us.