Senators Target Rising Prescription Drug Prices

By Max Friedman

Skyrocketing prices for prescription drugs have garnered a great deal of attention lately. Turing Pharmaceuticals notably raised the price of Daraprim, a 62-year old drug which treats life-threatening parasitic infections, from $13.50 a pill to $750 overnight, sparking a national debate about market forces in drug prices.

Last week, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on these rising costs, as part of a broader investigation. Committee chairwoman Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and ranking member Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) joined together to shed light on this issue.

Here are some interesting resources about rising drug costs:

Rising prescription drug prices continue to be a growing problem for many people across the country, and we can expect more investigations from Congress and others in the next few months.

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