The Wildly Expensive Cost of Prescription Drugs
A Philadelphian’s guide to navigating (and maybe even beating) our screwed-up system.
Sky-high prices. Confusing co-pays. Maddening bureaucracy. Why is our pharmaceutical system such an impenetrable mess? We took a deep dive into the world of prescription drug pricing — and in the process, unearthed some strategies to save you money.
American Prescription Drug Prices Are Out of Control. One Man’s Furious Quest to Get to the Bottom of It.
One reporter looks for answers about America’s prescription drug pricing system — and why the medication he takes costs thousands of dollars a month. Keep reading here.
While out-of-pocket drug costs have been rising for decades, there are often ways to get meds at more affordable prices — most people just don’t know about them. Here, we polled the experts to get their tips for cutting your medication costs. Keep reading here.
We were shocked at the discrepancies we found when we asked some random local pharmacies how much four often-prescribed drugs cost for a one-month supply of a given dosage. Keep reading here.
We set out to find the most expensive drugs in America, so we could warn you about illnesses you really should avoid if at all possible. Turns out that for most of the most expensive drugs, you can’t — but here are six crazy-expensive drugs that treat stuff you could actually come down with. Keep reading here.
Published as “Ouch” in the May 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.