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Pharmacy Receipt Insurers are predicting that pharmacy costs will become an increasingly significant part of medical expenses over the next five years. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Over-reliance on medical services to treat health issues, particularly when high-cost medical technologies and pharmaceuticals are employed, are some of the biggest drivers of escalating costs in a growing number of regions across the globe, according to Willis Towers Watson’s 2019 Global Medical Trends Survey report.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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