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For patients with prescription drug costs over $50,000, 97.6 percent of costs are paid for by plans. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A tiny but growing population of individuals with complicated illnesses and special treatment needs are accounting for an increasingly significant amount of the nation’s overall prescription drug costs, according to a report from ExpressScripts, “Super Spending: U.S. Trends in High-Cost Medication Use.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

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