Drug costs are soaring anddriving more of medical spend than ever before. The good news isthat there are tools coming to market to help consumers and plansalike.

That is what our guest, Gary Becker, CEO of ScriptSourcing, andI discuss on this episode. We begin with an exploration of whyprescription drugs are so much more expensive in the United Statesthan they are in other countries. We discuss the particular drugsthat are driving the pharma cost component to all-time highs.

Garyexplains the three strategies being employed by many plans anddiscusses how advisors can have this conversation with theirclients. We conclude our conversation with Gary's view thatadvisors must start charging for their services on a quantifiable,performance-based structure.

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