Generic Drug Prices Soar

Generic Drug Prices Soar

Prices of some traditionally inexpensive generic drugs have risen sharply in the past year. Last year, a common medicine for asthma cost $11 last year for a bottle of pills. Now, that same bottle costs $434. An antibiotic that cost $20 last October now sells for $1,849. What’s going on? Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Elijah Cummings demanded answers from 14 pharmaceutical companies. They also want to hear from you. Have you seen big price spikes in how much your medicine costs? Are you splitting pills in half to make your prescriptions last longer? Have you had to stop taking medicine altogether in order to pay other bills? Have specific generic drugs you take shot up in price?

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