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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington ...

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Do stricter controls curb opioid abuse?

Americans consume a staggering amount of the opioid painkiller hydrocodone - about 99% of the world's supply. In October, after 10 years of debate the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) reclassified medication ...

Nov 14, 2014
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US prices soaring for some generic drugs

(HealthDay)—Market forces are dramatically driving up the cost of some generic drugs, prompting U.S. investigations into the pricing of what should be cheap alternatives to brand-name medications.

Nov 13, 2014
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