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Study: Companies Hiked Drug Prices Before Reform

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Study: Companies Hiked Drug Prices Before Reform

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Study: Companies Hiked Drug Prices Before Reform

Study: Companies Hiked Drug Prices Before Reform

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A new study finds that pharmaceutical companies boosted prices significantly in the months before the new Medicare drug benefit became law. The study, from the American Association of Retired Persons, used data provided by drug companies. Drug makers say that other studies, based on government data, are more accurate. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports.

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