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AARP Public Policy Institute

AARP: Retail Rx price growth outpaces inflation

AARP: Retail Rx price growth outpaces inflation

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for prescription drugs widely used by older Americans have risen more than 50 times faster than the inflation rate, an AARP analysis found. For 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults, retail prices surged an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%, according to the

AARP: Specialty drug retail pricing escalates

AARP: Specialty drug retail pricing escalates

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for specialty drugs widely used by older Americans has surged, while pricing for generic drugs has dipped despite sharp hikes for some medications, according to a pair of new AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) reports. For the specialty drugs examined in the study, retail prices jumped by an average of 9.6%

Branded drug prices jumped last year, AARP says

Branded drug prices jumped last year, AARP says

WASHINGTON — Retail prices for 268 branded prescription drugs widely used by older Americans climbed by an average of 15.5% in 2015, according to a new report by the AARP Public Policy Institute. AARP said Wednesday that the gain in branded drug prices was nearly 130 times faster than the 0.1% inflation rate and marked