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Prescription Drugs

Taking aim at rising drug prices

By Lauren Aronson, Executive Director, Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing

Prescription drugs play a critical role in helping to prevent, manage and even cure various diseases and conditions. Yet despite the enourmous progress we’ve made in medical breakthroughs, the opposite is true of our progress to lower drug prices. Brand name drug prices in particular have increased at 10 times the rate of inflation over the past five years—creating a health crisis that leaves one in four Americans unable to afford the medications they need.

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