Drug prices for elderly rise slowly in second quarter

09/19/2006 | San Diego Union-Tribune

The AARP says brand-name drugs most commonly used by seniors rose only 0.5% during the second quarter of this year, below the overall inflation rate. But the advocacy group for seniors says most drug price increases usually occur in the first quarter, pointing to an overall price increase of 4.3% for the first half of the year, a rate about double that of overall inflation.

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