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Medicines Use and Spending in the U.S.

Balancing drug cost vs. access a challenge

Balancing drug cost vs. access a challenge

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Growth in spending on medicines dipped last year, but that hasn’t eased the challenge of balancing access to drugs and the cost of care in an era of innovative but more expensive treatments, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. For the second year, medication spending climbed by double digits in