[WSJ] How Much? Some Generic Drug Prices Are Skyrocketing: Analysis

Aug 14, 2014

Are generic drugs still the bargain that everyone thinks?

A new analysis finds that half of all generic drugs sold through retailers became more expensive over the past 12 months. In fact, the prices paid by pharmacies more than doubled for one out of 11 generics. And in a few cases – notably, the tetracycline antibiotic and the captopril blood pressure pill – the cost increases not only exceeded 1,000%, but topped 17,000%…. Yes, 17,000%.

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