The older antibiotics are easy targets for drug price increases. (Photo: Getty)

(Bloomberg) — At least twice a week, Tanja Vanderlinde says patients call in to say they can’t afford drugs.

High-deductible health plans mean they have to dip into their own pockets to pay for generic antibiotics such as doxycycline, a “gold standard’’ for Lyme disease, said Vanderlinde, an internist at Concord Hospital Medical Group in New Hampshire.

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