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The cost of prescription drugs has risen steadily over the past decade and shows no sign of stopping. 

A survey of 60 leading health care vendors conducted by Aon, a major human resources consulting firm, shows that the cost of prescription drugs is on pace to increase by 10 percent in the next year, up from the estimated 6.3 increase over the past year. The cost of specialty pharmacy drugs is rising even faster — 22.7 percent in the coming year versus the estimated 18.2 percent rise over the past 12 months. 

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