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Intermountain Healthcare, whose Intermountain Medical Center Patient Tower in Murray, Utah, is seen here, is a leader in the generic drug company being launched by hospitals. Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare hide caption

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Patients with private insurance like the drug coupons because they can help make specialty medicines more affordable. But health care analysts say the coupons may also discourage patients from considering appropriate lower-cost alternatives, including generic drugs. DNY59/Getty Images hide caption

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Maryland's overturned law restricted the price of generic drugs, and had been hailed as a model for other states. It's one of a number of state initiatives designed to combat rapidly rising drug prices. Towfiqu Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Probe Into Generic Drug Price Fixing Set To Widen

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Generic drugs used for other conditions are being given a second look as cancer treatments. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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A Pinworm Medication Is Being Tested As A Potential Anti-Cancer Drug

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Where are the generic alternatives to EpiPen and other expensive drugs that have lost patent protection? Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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