Pile of drug blister packs Patients face insurance restrictions on medications in the form of quantity limits, step therapy, prior authorizations and refill-too-soon limits.

The cost of medication continues to be a political football — and with good reason. Since 2014, the list price for all brand-name and generic medications has increased by more than 33%, and the 20 most-expensive drugs each has a list price of at least $28,000.

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