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The average prices of top-selling drugs used by Medicare enrollees have tripled in cost since coming on the market, a new report from AARP has found. List prices for these drugs have increased by an average of 226%, rising at a considerably higher rate than inflation, and AARP officials said this reflected a general trend in the pharmaceutical industry. The report also points to recently passed legislation that allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices in an effort to moderate rising drug costs for both Medicare enrollees and those in private health plans.

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