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Generic Drug Price Inflation Appears to Have Hit Opioids Harder

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 1836 | 0 | 0 min read

Ballooning prices paid for generic drugs made headlines across the country last year when a pair of congressmen revealed increasing costs for medications controlling conditions such as asthma and high blood pressure. Now it appears as though those price hikes hit the pain medications commonly prescribed to injured workers even harder. Tron Emptage, chief clinical officer for the pharmacy benefit management firm Helios, said the company noted an increase in the average wholesale price of generic drugs last year in its workers’ compensation business. However, the most pronounce...

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