According to the AARP, drug companies spend $24 billion a year on marketing efforts for doctors and other health care workers, in hopes they will prescribe that company’s drug more often. (Photo: iStock)

Prescription drug costs in the United States are a hot topic for patients, politicians and everyone in between, but why are the cost of drugs so wide ranging and unpredictable?

AARP dug into the issue of the high cost of prescription drugs, finding multiple reasons prescription drugs prices are becoming too high for so many patients.



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