pharmaceutical industry

Money and drugs
Retail prices for many of the most commonly-used brand name drugs by older adults rocketed upward by an average of 8.4 percent in 2017, outstripping the general inflation rate of 2.1 percent. The annual average cost of therapy for just one brand name drug increased to almost $6,800 in 2017.
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Should consumers foot the bill for free lunches and other perks that drug companies give prescribers? AARP says, no.
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