Prescription Costs On The Rise

Americans reach deeper into their pockets to pay for prescription drugs.

According to the National Patient Advocate Foundation, almost a third of the people it helped with medical bills last year cited rising drug co-payments at their top medical debt problem.

In some cases, patients have to pay a percentage of the prescription, instead of a flat fee. That can cost families dealing with chronic illnesses hundreds of dollars per month.


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  • by sparkie Location: greenville on Apr 4, 2008 at 09:15 AM
    Every commercial you see on television today is from a drug company. That is why prescriptions cost so much, we are having to pay for air time for commercials which are aired on every station, all day and night. For what? Do patients get to tell doctors what medication to prescribe to them?
  • by mike Location: north carolina on Apr 4, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    health care is out of control in general. a few get rich like doctors, drug companies, and insurance companies while many americans pay more than a weeks salary each month for health care.
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