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November 23, 2014


Pharmacist: Generic drug price spikes 'wreaking havoc'

Sellersville Pharmacy owner Rob Frankil testifies at the Senate subcommitte hearing on generics pricing.

A community pharmacist testified at a Senate hearing that the surging prices of some generic drugs are "unprecedented" and are "wreaking havoc on patients, pharmacists and health care payers alike."

Rob Frankil, owner and president of Sellersville Pharmacy in Sellersville, Pa., appeared for the National Community Pharmacists Association before the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging for a hearing titled, "Why Are Some Generic Drugs Skyrocketing In Price?".



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