The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) slammed pharmacy benefit managers for pursuing profit over client interests after a report from AARP found retail prices of brand-name drugs skyrocketed in 2009.

AARP’s analysis of prescription drug retail price trends found while manufacturer prices for widely used brand-name drugs increased 9.3 percent in 2009, retail prices for the same drugs climbed nearly as quickly at 8.3 percent, and by 41.5 percent over the past five years – rates well in excess of inflation.

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