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Hard To Swallow: Rising Drug Prices for America's Seniors

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Publication Date: November 1999

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Kathleen Haddad

Funder(s): Retirement Research Foundation (U.S.)

Funder(s): Retirement Research Foundation (U.S.)

Topic: Health (Health services for older people)

Type: Report


Looks at the skyrocketing costs of the 50 drugs most used by older Americans. Every year for the last five years, the prices of these drugs have increased faster than the rate of inflation, with increases in 1998, on average, four times the rate of inflation.