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Coins and pills on a scale More than half of companies that spend $5 million or more on pharmacy benefits each year budget for 6% to 10% annual increases, which is a potential hike of more than a half-million dollars a year. (Image: Shutterstock)

Employers often overlook pharmacy benefit costs when seeking ways to hold the line on expenses, a new survey finds. Scripta, a cloud-based health-care IT solution in Wellesley, Mass., surveyed 77 human resources professionals at self-insured companies in August.

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