Money and Medicine The favorable political landscape can yield real progress against drug prices, if lawmakers can find common ground on commonsense strategies.(Photo: Shutterstock)

This year’s prescription-drug price hikes  may have been a bit less exorbitant than in years past. But they were plenty high enough to hurt American patients — and strengthen resolve in Washington to push back.

“The list price increases must stop,” was the response from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “Prices must start coming down.”

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