Drug costs “This so-called investigation has ignored the real affordability problems people face, like rising deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs,” said a PhRMA representative. (Photo: Shutterstock)

House Democrats accuse drug manufacturers of unfairly raising prices and gaming the system to delay generic competition in a way that is “unsustainable, unjustified and unfair to patients and taxpayers.”

The party on Friday issued a report that culminated a three-year investigation of 10 companies that sell 12 of the most expensive drugs, including insulin, to Medicare. The report found that those companies collectively raised prices more than 250 times. The drugs in the committee’s investigation now have a median price almost 500% higher than when they were brought to market.

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