Part III: Choosing Drugs over Groceries

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ECONOMY & BUSINESS
HEALTHCARE
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL ISSUES
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
4 min read
731 words
Beau Evans
Aug 25, 2021
Key Points
  • Medicare prescription-drugs have skyrocketed 89% in Georgia from 2013 to 2019.
  • Prices for common medications in Georgia have also ballooned during that time.
  • Cost transparency is lacking even from state government as key prescription-drug players blame each other.
While Medicare data hint at rising medication costs across the board in Georgia, research by NiceRx shows prices for many high-demand prescription drugs have also ballooned – including for several drugs that Jackson needs. Jackson said she takes the brand-name drugs Lyrica and Trulicity to help keep her migraines and Type 2 diabetes in check. NiceRx’s findings ...

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