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Rising care costs The median cost per prescription for Lipitor increased from $116 in January 2012 to $274 in December 2017; Lyrica’s median cost during the same period rose from $174 to $411. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s not your imagination—the cost of prescription medication is increasing. In fact, the increases are so great that prices have doubled for some medications within just the past six to eight years.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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