New Facts About Prescription Medications

With a slipping economy, all of us need to watch our pocketbooks. Taking public transportation, turning off lights, shorter showers: these are all ways to decrease our bills.  However, there is another area in which we can lower our expenses; an area many think cannot be changed.  Prescription pills have steadily risen in price. Not wanting to sacrifice quality for price, many have paid the price.  The article below details ways you can lower these prices. 

Prescription Medications Cost Too Much? Here's What to Do

One of the most popular discussion topics among family caregivers is the insanely high cost of prescription medications and the failure of Medicare to cover that cost. It's a topic that comes up over and over again, and for good reason. When you can't afford the drugs you need to stay healthy, it's a serious situation.

Now comes new evidence that this crisis is very real, and is affecting more and more of us across the country. According to a report issued this week, manufacturer prices for the brand-name prescription drugs most commonly used by people on Medicare rose 9.7 percent for the year ending in March — the biggest annual jump since 2002, when the AARP started tracking prices. The price of specialty drugs, such as many used for cancer, rose even more, by 9.2 percent.

In fact, every single drug in the list of the top 25 prescription medications cost more this year than it did the year before.

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