Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The Wall Street Journal story is behind the subscription firewall, and the ABC story isn't on the Web site, so I'll give you this, from a Cincinnati TV station:

...Today's Wall Street Journal says some prescription drug prices are up sharply this year.... for what's turning out to be a controversial reason.

Prices for many prescription drugs are up 5% - 7% just this month.

31 of the top 50 medications have had price hikes since election day.

The journal reports that companies held prices down before election, possibly to keep them from becoming campaign issue.

So how much more will you pay?

Lipitor is up 5% ...Celebrex up 5% ... Zoloft up 5% ...Plavix is up 2.9%....


I'll try to get hold of the original story.

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