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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

Walgreens, Valeant plan direct distribution model

Walgreens, Valeant plan direct distribution model

LAVAL, Quebec, and DEERFIELD, Ill. — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and Walgreens have entered agreements in which the drug maker will directly distribute branded prescription drugs in a range of therapeutical areas to the pharmacy chain at reduced pricing. Valeant said Monday that, under the fulfillment agreement, it will cut the wholesale list prices of