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It’s a perfect storm for drug spending this year: fewer pharmaceutical patents are expiring in 2014, and Obamacare is making drugs more affordable to more people. The upshot: nearly 12 percent increase in drug spending by year-end in the United States.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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