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Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017

Read the Perspective from Abimbola Farinde, PhD

The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the Truveris National Drug Index. The company further stated the 2016 increase represents an average annual price increase of 9.98% over the last year 3 years.

This report underscores several highly publicized efforts to address drug costs. In March, President Donald J. Trump said one of his principles in replacing the Affordable Care Act was to limit unnecessary procedures that cause health insurance and prescription drug costs to rise.

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The Effect of Lacrosse Protective Equipment and Different Airway Management Devices on the Ability to Provide CPR to a Manikin

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, May/June 2017, Volume 9 Issue 3
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