The Complex Math Behind Spiraling Prescription Drug Prices

August 24, 2016 6:05 PM

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The Complex Math Behind Spiraling Prescription Drug Prices

The soaring cost of prescription drugs has generated outrage among politicians and patients. Some cancer drugs carry price tags of more than $100,000 a year, and health plans are increasingly asking people to shoulder a greater share of the cost.

The latest outrage involves the price of EpiPen, a lifesaving injection device for people with severe allergies, which has risen to more than $600 for the list price of a two-pen set, from less than $100 when Mylan acquired the product in 2007.

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