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.
The inability of many people in Georgia to pay for prescription drugs also hits local independent pharmacists like Chelley Williams, who opened a pharmacy in Douglas County in 2015. A constant source of trouble were penalties Williams faced when patients skipped picking up prescriptions because they could not afford them, she said. Each time that ...
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