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How Americans in Every State are Coping with the Runaway Costs of Prescription Drugs

Posted on 07/09/19 by Dena Bunis

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Consumers all across America have to choose between filling life-saving prescriptions and paying rent, buying food and affording other critical essentials. Across the country, 28 percent of consumers ages 19 to 64 say they have not taken their prescription drugs as their health care provider has prescribed them because of cost, according to AARP research. For example, the price of the popular diabetes drug, Lantus, increased by 62 percent from 2012 to 2017. See what percentage of residents in your state with several common ailments have been impacted by high prescription drug costs.

How High Prescription Drug Prices Gouge 50-Plus Americans in Every State

Brand-name increases far outpace consumer incomes and annual inflation

The average annual cost of four widely-used prescription drugs increased nearly 58 percent between 2012 and 2017, while annual incomes across America increased by just over 13 percent, according to AARP research. See how drug prices have skyrocketed in your state.

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